Is the Buddhist ambition of being unattached a sort of spiritual machismo?
I consider "Bhuddist ambition" an oxymoron, but that's not necessarily a bad thing :)
The tradition I'm most familiar with, Zen, relishes paradoxes, because they become apparent as you walk the path.
They're only paradoxes due to dualistic thinking.
Cultivating non-attachment is simply so that you can more clearly realize the true nature of yourself and of reality.
Also, Bhuddism is not asceticism, and there have been Bhuddist masters who drink and smoke, for instance.
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