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Ways to reduce tension due to family bonds
« on: May 11, 2017, 11:34:26 AM »
Ways to reduce tension due to family bonds

Detachment from family bonds


Spiritual knowledge does not say to leave the family bonds for attaining the attachment to God

Detachment from worldly bonds is only a spontaneous consequence of
the attachment to God

   Detachment from worldly (family) bonds is a very careful and delicate concept to be understood with proper spirit. It is very very easy to disturb this concept by even very mild misinterpretations. Detachment from family (worldly) bonds shall be understood in the following two angles. (a) The worldly bonds are never dropped, better to say, that they can never be dropped by any human soul with effort. This is not the meaning of the word detachment. If somebody drops the family bonds with effort, it is not only foolish but also useless. By detaching the worldly bonds with effort, the attachment to God is never attained. Only people having troubles with family bonds or trouble of poverty leave the family bonds and go out for peace or for earning money or food.

Sage Vyasa told that He is lifting up both His hands and is shouting about a concept again and again because it is misunderstood (Urdhva baahur viraumyatra..). Similarly I am also shouting again and again like sage Vyasa that the spiritual knowledge does not say to leave the family bonds for attaining the attachment to God. What the spiritual knowledge exactly says is that a human soul attached to the attraction towards God always is detached from the worldly bonds. Detachment from worldly bonds is only a spontaneous consequence of the attachment to God and there is not effort here. (b) Detachment from family bonds can be explained without reference to the spiritual knowledge and with reference to the worldly knowledge itself. When you are attached to the worldly bond, you are undergoing tension due to your fascination to that bond. If you are detached from that worldly (family) bond with your mind and perform all the required responsibilities, you will never get tension about that family bond. Here, the word detachment does not mean leaving that family bond externally and go out. Here detachment means only internal detachment in the mind so that the specific family bond can never give you mental tension at any cost. Detachment also does not mean detachment from the responsibilities or duties to be done to the family bonds. It only means doing all the duties to the family bonds without internal attachment or fascination to avoid any tension in the mind.

 If the fascination is reduced due to attraction to God, it also helps in the world by avoiding tensions from the worldly bonds. Another advantage of this is that if fascination to family bonds is reduced due to attraction to God, sins like corruption also get controlled. The main reason of corruption is only the fascination to family bonds.

The word detachment is easily misunderstood as leaving the family bonds and going out or leaving the justified responsibilities to be done to the family bonds. One should be detached to family bonds leaving their welfare on God and at the same time perform all the responsibilities. Leaving the welfare of family bonds to the care of God does not mean leaving responsibilities towards them. Such leaving of welfare to God can bring perfect peace in the mind and absence of tension. These concepts should not be misunderstood in different way to blame the spiritual knowledge.


 

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