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Quotes on Attachment from Hindu Scriptures and Teachers

A collection of quotes on attachment from Hindu scriptures and teachers:

The surest sign of a man of the highest wisdom is that he is not attracted by the pleasures of the world, for in him even the subtle tendencies have ceased. When these tendencies are strong, there is bondage; when they have ceased, there is liberation. (Yoga Vasishta)

External attachment is attachment to sense objects. Internal attachment is self-identification with the ego and the modifications of the mind. The dispassionate man, absorbingly devoted to Brahman, is alone able to renounce both…He who has know the reality of Brahman cannot continue to feel attachment to this world. He who feels attachment has not known Brahman. He remains deluded and sense bound. (Adi Shankaracharya)

Pitiful are those who, acting, are attached to their action’s fruits. The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. (Bhagavad Gita)

Do not cultivate too much attachment to things of the world, which appeal to carnal desires and sensual thirsts. A moment comes when you have to depart empty handed leaving all you have laboriously collected and proudly called your own. (Sathya Sai Baba)

Attachment is the root cause of all suffering. - Bhagavad Gita

Renounce attachment to the fruits of action. - Bhagavad Gita

Attachment breeds fear, and fear is the enemy of success. - Chanakya

Attachment is the strongest block to realization. - Ramana Maharshi

Detachment is the secret of happiness. - Sivananda Saraswati

The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad, and is focused on the action alone. - Bhagavad Gita

Attachment is a chain, the first link in bondage. - Tilopa

Attachment is the source of all misery. - Swami Vivekananda

The cause of all pain and suffering is attachment to the results of one's actions. - Swami Sivananda

The greatest attachment is to the idea of oneself. Detach from that and you'll be free. - Adi Shankaracharya

To live in the world and yet be free from its attachments is the highest form of spiritual realization. - Swami Vivekananda

Attachment to anything brings fear. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Attachment is the greatest form of bondage. - Bhagavad Gita

To be truly free, one must rid themselves of all attachments. - Bhagavad Gita

The root of suffering is attachment. - Patanjali

Attachment is the glue that binds the mind to the world. - Swami Sivananda

The less you are attached, the more you are free. - Neem Karoli Baba

True detachment is not a separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore living. - Adyashanti

Attachment is egoism in love. - Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

The wise man seeks freedom from all desires and attachments. - Bhagavad Gita

Desire binds the soul; therefore, one should renounce desire. The renunciation of desires is non-attachment. - Chanakya

True detachment is not a withdrawal from life but an absolute freedom within your mind to explore living. - Adyashanti

To live with attachment is to live in fear. - Bhagavad Gita

Attachment is the cause of all bondage. Detachment leads to liberation. - Swami Sivananda

Renunciation is freedom from desires and attachments. - Bhagavad Gita

Attachment is the mother of illusion. - Adi Shankaracharya

Attachment is like holding on to a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. - Unknown

The secret of enlightenment is to let go of all attachments. - Bhagavad Gita

The wise man does not get attached to success or failure; he remains equanimous in all circumstances. - Bhagavad Gita

Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you. - Unknown

These quotes emphasize the importance of detachment and freedom from attachment in achieving spiritual growth and inner peace according to Hindu teachings.