Non-attachment is not concerned with things
but with thoughts
Non-attachment is not related to the outside
but to the within
Non-attachment is not to do with the world
but with oneself
One day a beggar went to see a Sufi fakir and found him seated on velvet
cushion inside a beautiful tent
with it's ropes tied to golden pegs in the
Seeing all this the beggar cried: "What is all this?
I have heard so much about you and your spirituality
but I am completely disillusioned
by all this ostentation around you."
The fakir laughed , immediately jumped up and said
and walked off with the beggar,
not even waiting to put on his sandals.
After a while the beggar was distressed.
"I left my begging bowl in your tent.
What shall I do without it?
Please wait while I go back and fetch it."
The Sufi smiled and said . "My friend
The gold pegs of my tent were stuck in the earth,
not in my heart;
but your begging bowl is still chasing you."
To be in the world is not attachment
The presence of the world in the mind is the attachment
and when the world disappears from the mind-
the relevance of the very terms ....
This is the gestalt of non-attached existing.
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