DG: All the classical meditation traditions, in one way or another, stress nonattachment
to the self as a goal of practice.
Kerouac is convinced that Buddhist nonattachment
and nonself are crucial antidotes to American consumerism and technocracy.
and others, integrity of spirituality, nonattachment
to role image or
It is often read at funerals to wish the deceased person the wisdom of nonattachment
, at which point they may leave the circle of reincarnation and enter Nirvana.
It's inappropriate, I know, in view of Buddhist teaching about nonattachment
, but the walking Buddha is one of the few possessions that I value--to the extent that if I'm traveling or away on holiday I'll often hide it.
For the Theravada Buddhist tradition there is in the end only one question one has to ask to determine whether an act is wholesome (kusala) or unwholesome (akusala): is it motivated by greed, hatred, and delusion, or is it motivated by nonattachment
, friendliness, and wisdom.
The robes also have to be woven from "sullied cloth" (such as rags or funeral shrouds), by way of heightening the monks' sense of nonattachment
," Brooks relates, the swami contemplated this prospect and responded, 'Dude, do you like the soup?
Both faqr 'spiritual poverty' and zuhd 'material renunciation' were originally apprehended as interior modes of nonattachment
and freedom from outward wants: the faqir or zahid may handle great material wealth while remaining unattached and fully conscious of other-worldly priorities.
has been his mantra since the early days.
Here Heidegger can be heard as promoting the Chan Buddhist notion of nonattachment
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Adherence to truth, self-suffering, nonattachment
, self-reliance, nonviolence, and other ideals attached to satyagraha lead to noble ends.