I’m clinging to one last thought: pain is the harbinger of hope. You have to be alive to feel pain. If you are alive, then you have purpose. If you have purpose, then you have hope.
In the face of pain there are no heroes.
The more a thing is perfect, the more if feels pleasure and pain.
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
A maiden’s dress,
And ancient thrills;
A girl’s caress.
(—Roman Payne; Valencia, Spain, November 2nd 2012)
The main motive for "nonattachment" is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.