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How are Buddhists and detachment theorized in psychology and psychiatry?

Philosophical and Psychological Foundations

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  • Robert L Snyder
    In psychology, detachment is used and defined in a few different ways. One use of detachment could be used in teaching mindfulness in mindfulness based therapies, in regards to letting go of negative or maladaptive thinking patterns. I don’t like this particular use of detachment, I prefer to describe the process of mindfulness not as letting go of thoughts, but by allowing thoughts to continue flowing like a stream. Detachment can also be used in referencing the process of avoidance, in some...  more
  • Gurender Singh
    Deattachment is Pooja, a way to focus all your attention on one subject.

    Like a mother is fully concentrated on her child forgetting even her loved husband while her child is crying

    Similarly,
    A seeker completely focuses on Brahman, the surpreme truth by learning about it from srutis viz upnishads under proper guidance to obtain desirable fruits out of it.

    De attachment is needed it is pre requisite, else our mind won't ponder upon knowledge as it loves to ponder upon object of senses