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Simone Weil DETACHMENT A simple affliction does not cause a person to detach him or herself from the world It has to be affliction that goes unattached or untreated God gave up everything and we should also if we want to know god If we get ride of all of our worldly passions attachments then we can know god In order to be happy you have to disconnect your self from material things as well as desires She says there are two ways of renouncing material passions One is giving them up thinking you are going to get into heaven if you do And the second is to know what you are giving up is keeping you from getting closer with god and for that reason you surrender them All things we desire or want even the once we think are good are actually empty things and through giving them up and all of out desires we would get to the absolute good which is God Intelligence doesnt lead to heaven You have to clear yourself of material goods and thoughts After you get rid of everything God will fill the voids left by giving them up Sometimes we think that the absolute good isnt real because we cannot see it but compared to the material things and thought it is very real We must leave behind the general belief that sin is sin no matter what religion has taught us Love god no matter what not just because of its rewards What we see and believe of the world is because of what we believe our experience and want we put into it Independent reality comes from detaching ourselves from the world And we can only see what is really going on when we step back and look at them with no bias We attach ourselves to things thinking we are feeling better or we will feel better but we end up attaching
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