Sunday, September 20, 2009

Q & A on Attachment And Mine-Ness

Question:  How can we wipe out the impressions of attachment or the sense of mine accumulated for ages?

Swami Ramsukhdasji:  Darkness prevailing from ages is removed as soon as a match is lit. The match has no power to resist light. Similarly your error can be removed instantly.

The remedy to wipe out your attachment or the sense of mine, is to have desire to give to others rather than to take from them. Give to others whatever you have unconditionally at the time of need. But if you have desire to take from others, it will give birth to new attachment or the sense of mine. Rendering service to others without expecting any fruit is the Discipline of Action.

From "Prashno Uttermanimala" in HINDI, by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Question:  How does one remove attachment from the world?

Swami Ramsukhdasji:  When there is love for God, both these happen 1) continue to get rid of attachment from the world and 2) continue to increase the love and devotion for God

From "Gita Madhurya" in English pg 153 by Swami Ramsukhdasji

Question:  What will happen when there is attachment to some object?

Swami Ramsukhdasji:  Gita says - By constant dwelling on sense objects, one will develop attachment for them. From attachment, will spring forth the desire to attain those objects. (Gita 2:62)

From "Gita Madhurya" in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji

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