Thursday, July 28, 2005

devotion and detachment

Detachment is a very natural and gradual process. It is not forced, and therefore, it is not painful. Detachment is the by-product of devotion. A detached person may be living in a palace in the midst of luxury, yet not be attached to his wealth. Janak, Dashrath, Dhruv, Prahlad and Ambareesh were kings as well as great devotees of God.

The seeker does not have to practice detachment; he has to practice devotion. Detachment will automatically blossom within. The simple formula is this: the more attachment to God and Guru, the less attachment to the world.

-- Siddheshvari Devi

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