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ऋतश्री, the True Beauty – Attachment

The coming of new year brings with it a time to rekindle one’s innermost aspiration, to make renewed efforts with greater sincerity and a more complete surrender. It is also a time for a sincere aspirant to reflect upon what comes in the way of proceeding on the sunlit path, and to seek greater light on how to reject the wrong impulses, wrong movements. Attachment is one such movement that must be rejected.

But how can we really let go of the various attachments that bind us? Giving up of objects or possessions is meaningless if we can’t let go of the attachment to what those objects or possessions represent. The object or possession here is not merely a material one; we are equally, perhaps even more strongly attached to people in our lives, our human relations, our mental ideas, preferences, actions etc. Essentially, our attachment is to our ego-self and the people and objects and ideas are merely extensions of this ego-self.

Perhaps the path of letting go of all attachments becomes easier if we can find a way to ‘attach’ ourselves to something higher, something Divine – within us, in others, in everything and everyone around us. We will then be able to gradually shift from our attachment to the outer forms and begin to ‘feel’ more and be in touch with the ‘real’ thing within, the essence and the formless truth of the spirit within the form. To make this shift from an attachment with the outer to a new kind of detached-identification with the inner truth behind the external form is what is needed if we want to progress on the path of true inner renunciation while living and working in the world with all its delights.

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In this second part of the series ‘ऋतश्री – the True Beauty,’ the theme we explore is – Attachment.

The coming of new year brings with it a time to rekindle one’s innermost aspiration, to make renewed efforts with greater sincerity and a more complete surrender. It is also a time for a sincere aspirant to reflect upon what comes in the way of proceeding on the sunlit path, and to seek greater light on how to reject the wrong impulses, wrong movements. Attachment is one such movement that must be rejected.

But how can wereally let goof the various attachmentsthat bind us? Giving up of objects or possessions is meaningless if we can’t let go of the attachment to what those objects or possessions represent. The object or possession here is not merely a material one; we are equally, perhaps even more strongly attached to people…

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