Radhanath Swami hints on whom we should get attached to

8-Whom-to-Attach-oneself

The great sages describe the nature of attachment. Attachment cannot be killed; it has simply to be transferred.

“Consciousness is the platform of attachment. Desireless-ness is not possible for a living entity. A living entity, by constitution, has the propensity to be attached to something.” – Radhanath Swami

We see that if someone has no object of attachment, if he or she has no children, then one transfers that attachment to pets. This indicates that the propensity for attachment cannot be stopped.

Attachment for one thing, the great sages say, is the cause of bondage in conditioned life, and the same attachment, when applied to something else, opens the door of liberation.

On the path of yoga the perfection of detachment is complete attachment. Simple detachment from the selfish urges of the mind and senses can bring peace. But the soul is thirsting for something more than this.

“The soul is thirsting for love, for prema, and that prema manifests when we become completely attached to God, Krishna.”- Radhanath Swami

Attachment to Krishna means attachment to serving Krishna, to pleasing Krishna.

When we love those who love God, God reveals His love to us. Lord sends His loving devotees to this world so that we can transfer our attachment to them. Thus it is rightly said in the great scripture Shrimad Bhagavatam: “Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But that same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation.” (SB 3.25.20).

-Radhanath swami

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  • Anand Patil

    very true.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    “When we love those who love God, God reveals His love to us”. Thank you for showing us the way!

  • NSP

    Wonderful article! Thank you Maharaj for explaining so clearly the nature of attachment and what it means to be attached to Lord Krishna!

  • raj

    nice

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    All the great sages in the history have exhibited aversion to material attachments which are entanglements in the path of devotion and HH Radhanath Swami is surely one of them. We can follow his foot steps to achieve this perfection of soul.

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    By just dovetailing our propensities and converting our attachments of material world towards Krishna, then it is true detachment. HH Radhanath Swami is one of such great examples.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! We cannot remain detached to everything. We only have top be attached to the right thing i.e. we have to upgrade our attachments from lowly material ones to Krsna.

  • onkar deshpande

    Simply superb. Radhanath maharaj has wonderfully explained how can we remain from matter and get attached to devotees. Great !

  • Muktkesh das

    very simple and easy, swamiji is giving us here , to be detach from matter, one should get attach to devotees

  • navin poojary

    the path of bhakti yoga is meant to detach us from material aspects and focus it on Supreme Lord and HIS paraphernalia

  • manish

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful article

  • Sanjiv

    When we love those who love God, God reveals His love to us.

  • Sanjiv

    Attachment for one thing, the great sages say, is the cause of bondage in conditioned life, and the same attachment, when applied to something else, opens the door of liberation

  • Y. Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami shows by his personal example how to be detached with the material world by being always attached to devotees and Lord.

  • manish

    The soul is thirsting for love, for prema, and that prema manifests when we become completely attached to God, Krishna””. -Thank you Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Aishwarya

    “Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But that same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation.” -So wonderful

  • Sanjiv

    Attachment to Krishna means attachment to serving Krishna, to pleasing Krishna

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Attachment to the source is the best of all. As our source is Krsna- Whom to get attached is the best. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • navin poojary

    I like the point stated by Radhanath swmai The soul is thirsting for love, for prema, and that prema manifests when we become completely attached to God, Krishna.

  • manish

    Thanks for sharing -it is rightly said in the great scripture Shrimad Bhagavatam: “Every learned man knows very well that attachment for the material is the greatest entanglement of the spirit soul. But that same attachment, when applied to the self-realized devotees, opens the door of liberation.” Thank you Radhanath swami maharaj

  • Ravi Garg

    Wonderful article….

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! it is difficult for us to be detached from everything living in this material world. But it depends what we are attached to. Material attachments only bring in anxiety and unhappiness whereas spiritual attachment (to the Lord) brings us unlimited peace and happiness.

  • NSP

    Nice definition of perfect detachment by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj in this article!

  • Prahalad Kaul

    Radhanath Swami explains beautifully about what normally attachment means & what should be the the real goal of attachment for ultimate happiness.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Superb explanation of how we cannot be detached but attached to something and that something should be Krishna. This is the way to perfect our lives!

  • Thank you Maharaj.

  • umesh

    thank you Radhanath Swami for explaining us where to transfer our attachment so that ultimtely we will be happy.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Nice message from HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj “Attachment has to be transferred”.