28 October 2014

On Attachment

In this website, we are attempting to prepare articles on Swami Vivekananda's quotes on every possible topic.

Here in this article we'll attempt to make a collection of Swami Vivekanandab's quotes on attachment.

On Attachment

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Swami Vivekananda told—
  • All misery and pain come from attachment.[Source]
  • As soon as extreme attachment comes, a man loses himself, he is no more master of himself, he is a slave.[Source]
  • As soon as we identify ourselves with the work we do, we feel miserable; but if we do not identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery.[Source]
  • Attachment comes only where we expect a return.[Source]
  • Everything that you do under compulsion goes to build up attachment.[Source]
  • From attachment comes longing, and longing breeds anger. From anger comes delusion, and from delusion, confused memory. From confused memory comes the ruin of discrimination; and from the ruin of discrimination, a man perishes.[Source]
  • If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation.[Source]
  • Our misery comes, not from work, but by our getting attached to something. Take for instance, money: money is a great thing to have, earn it, says Krishna; struggle hard to get money, but don't get attached to it. So with children, with wife, husband, relatives, fame, everything; you have no need to shun them, only don't get attached. There is only one attachment and that belongs to the Lord, and to none other.[Source]

See also

  1. Swami Vivekananda's quotes on non-attachment

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