Three Necessary Steps to Get Detached from the World

There are many approaches with the help of which the process of detachment can be explained. But the one I really like is offered by Hinduism, and that is the system of tamas, rajas and sattva.

Tamas, rajas and sattva

I really like to explain detachment through this system of gunas (“qualities”) because it’s the clearest one.

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Attachment to Beauty Keeps You Trapped in Maya

The whole world lusts after beauty, and many people think it to be a good thing.

But beauty is like everything else in this world – deceptive. Although it allures, that beauty with time turns to ugliness. Pretty face ages and is deformed with the passing of time. Eventually the person dies, the body putrefies, and where’s the beauty then?

That’s the nature of beauty – deceptive. Attachment to it also prevents you from seeing the truth. For example, enchanted by a pretty face you fail to see who’s behind that skin. Read more…

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