- Attachment is the food for the mind to
continue. Non-attached witnessing is the way to stop it without any
effort to stop it. And when you start enjoying those blissful
moments, your capacity to retain them for longer periods arises.
Misery is nothing but the shadow of
attachment. And hence all stagnancy. The attached person becomes a
stagnant pool -- sooner or later he will stink. He flows no more.
- All duality is a mind creation, all
duality is created by the clinging and attached mind. When there is
no attachment there is no duality.
- One day you will disappear on a funeral
pyre -- just into nothingness, as smoke. Don't get attached to
anything. This attachment takes you away from your real being; you
become focused on the thing to which you are attached. Your
awareness gets lost in things, in money, in people, in power. And
there are a thousand and one things, the whole thick jungle around
you, to be lost in.
Remember, non-attachment is the secret of finding yourself, then
awareness can turn inwards because you don't have anything outside
to catch hold of. It is free, and in this freedom you can know your
- Remember remain alert that you don t get
too much attached to the accidental -- and all is accidental except
your consciousness. Except your awareness, all is accidental. Pain
and pleasure, success and failure, fame and defamation -- all is
accidental. Only your witnessing consciousness is essential. Stick
to it! Get more and more rooted in it. And don't spread your
attachment to worldly things.
- Much is being missed because of fear. We
are too attached to the body and we go on creating more and more
fear because of that attachment. The body is going to die, the body
is part of death, the body is death -- but you are beyond the body.
You are not the body; you are the bodiless. Remember it. Realize it.
Awaken yourself to this truth -- that you are beyond the body. You
are the witness, the seer.
- When lust is transformed and you enter
into the city of love, you enter unattached. Remember, that is their
definition of love. If love has attachment in it, it is lust, If
love has no attachment in it, only then is it not lust. When you are
in lust you are not really thinking of the other, thinking of your
beloved or lover. You are simply using the other for your own ends.
And of course, attachment is bound to be there, because you would
like to possess him, and you would like to possess him or her
forever. Because tomorrow also you may need, the day after tomorrow
also you may need. You need a lover and you want to possess him.
- Remember: no attachment should grow, no
clinging should grow. They are all against your independence, your
freedom, your individuality.
- All of our miseries are nothing but
attachment. Our whole ignorance and darkness is a strange
combination of a thousand and one attachments. And we are attached
to things which will be taken away by the time of death, or even
perhaps before. You may be very much attached to money but you can
go bankrupt tomorrow. You may be very much attached to your power
and position, your presidency, your prime ministership, but they are
like soap bubbles. Today they are here, tomorrow not even a trace
will be left.
- If you try too much to change the outside,
that shows that you are still attached. If a man tries to be
detached, it shows attachment. Why bother about detachment if you
are not attached? If a man escapes from women, it shows that sex is
still the obsession. Otherwise, why escape from women if you are not
- A person who lives moment to moment, who
goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment
comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the
past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You
pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are
immortal, only unaware of the fact.
- This is the whole secret of
non-attachment: live in the world, but don't be of the world. Love
people, but don't create attachments. Reflect people, reflect the
beauties of the world -- and there are so many. But don't cling. The
clinging mind loses its mirrorhood. And mirrorhood is Buddhahood. To
keep that quality of mirroring continuously fresh is to remain
young, is to remain pure, is to remain innocent. Know, but don't
create knowledge. Love, but don't create desire. Live, live
beautifully, live utterly, abandon yourself in the moment. But don't
look back. This is the art of non-attachment.
- Don't be attached to the things of the
world, and don't be attached to the things of the other world,
because things are things. It makes no difference whether they are
of this world or the other world -- attachment is the problem.
- My approach is neither of attachment nor
of detachment, but of simple understanding.
- To be unattached is not to renounce the
world. If you renounce the world you are attached to the world;
otherwise why should you renounce it? What is the point in
renouncing it if you are not attached to it? Only attachment
renounces. If you are really non-attached there is no question of
- Just seeing the fact that this is an
attachment, that attachment is a bondage -- a beautiful word for
bondage -- that attachment is not love... just seeing the ugliness
of attachment -- it drops; then arises love. The same energy that
was becoming attachment, released from attachment becomes a totally
different energy; it becomes love.