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Inadequacy leads to attachment

Being attached to someone is not about the other person. It is about your own sense of inadequacy.

Being attached to someone is not about the other person. It is about your own sense of inadequacy. Well, loving life around us, people around us, is a natural process. And love is a liberating force. Attachment is an entangling process. We must understand this – attachment does not mean affection, attachment does not mean love, attachment does not mean fondness for somebody. Attachment simply means that you’re stuck up in such a way, and then you will say, I cannot live without you. I cannot walk without a crutch and I cannot live without you, I don’t see how it’s different.

 

It is not that you do not value another life, it is not that you do not bond with people. Bonding is fine. Attachment is bondage. If you choose to bond with every life around you there is no problem, or just one life around you, no problem. But if you create bondage, then you have destroyed the possibility of the fundamental longing within you, which is freedom. This is why, this culture has eulogized freedom is the highest goal, the only goal. If you’re born in this culture, or anywhere you are, the only goal for a human being is, to become free. To go beyond all bondages and bond with the source of creation.

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