Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Shree Hari:

16th January, 2008, Wednesday
Paush Shukla Ashthami, Vikram Samvat 2064, Budhvar

That which is created, whether it be a thing, individual, situation, circumstance etc. in this world, and in which there is attraction, is called attachment. Being without this attachment is called detachment.

Attraction and attachment results from our desire or expectation to gain enjoyment, pleasure and happiness from worldly things, individuals, etc. Because man is unable to see happiness in anything without an interaction (sanyog); therefore man finds charm and likes the happiness that comes from physical encounter. However, the real happiness comes from separating after the coming together. This has been explained in Gita 6:33. Therefore it is very essential for a spiritual aspirant to give up worldly attachments.

Solution: The happiness that initially comes from union (coming together) appears like nectar, but in the final analysis, it is like poison. (Gita 18:38). It is a rule that the experiencer of pleasure and the enjoyment that he gets from union, will in the end lead to experience or pain and sorrow. Therefore by keeping one's sight on the end, the sorrow- filled outcome, the attachment will no longer remain.

From "The Bhagavad Gita - Sadhak Sanjivani" in Hindi pg 852 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Ram Ram


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