In history many people that lived a life of isolation turned out to write the laws of the universe,great inventors that advanced society forever with ideas and inventions. Others started a spiritual movement for mankind that millions follow I will name just a few are linked to isolation.

First look at Albert Einsteins quote on Buddhism- http://www.azquotes.com/picture-quotes/quote-the-religion-of-the-future-will-be-a-cosmic-religion-the-religion-which-based-on-experience-albert-einstein-61-69-74.jpg

Buddha-http://sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displaysection&section_id=1428 Jesus Christ-https://thonyc.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/isaac-newton-the-last-lone-genius/ Albert Einstein-http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2007/05/albert-einstein-on-gifted-isolation.html Nikola Tesla-http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-nikola-tesla More-http://zenhabits.net/creative-habit/

  • When you ask about "isolation" what do you exactly mean? Maybe you could give a definition of it. Isolation is a broad word with many aspects. Are you thinking of isolation as in a solitary retreat? There are monks who do solitary retreats for months, even years in a row. – Lanka Nov 6 '15 at 5:52
  • Yes solitary retreat by choice. For years at a time with very little contact with society.Not by a disorder or lack of social skills or old age.But in the prime of ones life, to sacrifice this special time to humble the mind and learn to know who we are.Alone in the world. – user5434678 Nov 6 '15 at 6:30
  • @Mr. Cruz. It would be a good idea to add that information to your question. – Lanka Nov 6 '15 at 13:08
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    Even if the question were, "Is there a link between isolation and the Buddha's enlightenment?" or "Does the Buddha recommend isolation as a practice?" that would still be quite a broad (perhaps too broad) question, which I think has a "yes and no" answer, isn't that so? And, are you hoping to read people's answering using references (e.g. answers from scripture), or, answers based on their personal experience[s]? – ChrisW Nov 6 '15 at 14:33
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    is OP seeking to get information with this question, and if yes, what kind of information is he expecting to get? Or is this more like a statement that declares OP's insight/position and he is looking for confirmation of that? – Andrei Volkov Nov 6 '15 at 15:39

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