Attachment vs. Detachment

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photo taken at Springs Preserve, Las Vegas, NV February 2012

from a Dictionary of Quotes online:

To the unenlightened, death comes but once a lifetime. To those who have chosen to become enlightened there are a thousand chosen deaths before it’s time to leave the body and move on. This kind of death is the releasing off all our attachments, from false identity to opinions, from people to possessions. Cutting the subtle threads of attachment frees the spirit from fear, and when the time comes to move on, it’s like ‘shooting the breeze.’ Dying alive is simply letting go of all you hold fast to in your mind. It doesn’t actually mean losing anything, simply changing your relationship with the things in your life today. The greatest pleasure for every soul is the result of choosing the living death called detachment. Why? Because attachment is a form of slavery, and it all takes place in our own minds. And the result of detachment? Real freedom.

The only attribution given at the end of this quote was “UK.” Initials of the author? Denotes that the author is from the United Kingdom? Anybody know who said this? It’s a beautiful thought, and I’d like to give proper credit if possible.

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