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Detachment is, of course, recommended by Gautama as a requirement of spiritual advancement.

Detachment from worldly things, from drama, from toxic individuals, is a recognized requirement of Connection within the Christian mystical traditions.[1] The point of entering into a monastery is to support detachment from the obstacles which hinder spiritual progress.


  1. St. Teresa of Avila. Interior Castle. Kindle. New York: Dover Publications, 2007. Also St. Teresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection. New York: Dover Publications, 2012.
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