nonattachment

adjective non·at·tach·ment \ ˌnän-ə-ˈtach-mənt \

Definition of nonattachment

: lack of attachment (as to worldly concerns)
  • There is a subtle distinction between indifference and nonattachment, and it is crucial to understand this distinction if you are to have genuine happiness in your life.
  • —Phillip Moffitt

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1902

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