There have been quite a few discussions on the boards recently about the jedi and their philosophies regarding love, attachment and other "vices" These got me thinking that perhaps the jedi were no longer able to uphold these philosophies because they were no longer living the lives that those philosophies were designed for. From other SW `sources it seems that the order was initially a meditatitive type of "study group", similar to an order of monks, rather than warrior monks. In that type of setting, it would be far easier to avaoid attachments and focus on the force than it would be in the situation that they now find themselves in. Has the change made it impossible for the jedi to keep their original philosophies alive? Is this a source of the problems that arose with Anakin, whose attachments and feelings of love supposedly led him to the dark side?