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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Overcoming Attachment to Body, Maya, and Relationships in the Pursuit of Inner Peace

Which family bonding is the most difficult to give up is a complex and personal one. While some individuals may find it hard to let go of the love and connection they have with their parents, spouse, or children, others may find it easier to detach themselves from those relationships. However, the following point is quite true, which is that our attachment to our physical body is the toughest thing to give up.

As human beings, we tend to identify ourselves with our physical body, and we develop a strong sense of ownership towards it. This sense of attachment to the body can be so strong that we often forget that we are actually souls, temporarily inhabiting this physical vessel. The body is merely a temporary abode for the soul, and at the end of our lives, we will have to leave it behind. Thus, it is essential to understand that the body is not who we truly are, but rather, it is just a vehicle for our soul.

The next thing that is difficult to give up is our attachment to Maya, which is the illusion of materialistic desires, including lust, anger, pride, family bonding, and greed. These desires can cloud our judgment and cause us to be attached to things that are temporary and fleeting, leading to suffering and pain. Winning over Maya requires a great deal of effort and dedication towards spiritual practices that help us understand and overcome our attachment to materialistic desires.

Finally, our relationships with family members come in third place in terms of difficulty in giving up. While it is natural to form attachments to our loved ones, we must remember that we are all temporary residents of this world, and our relationships are subject to change. Understanding that we came into this world alone and that we will leave alone can help us appreciate the relationships we have, but also allow us to detach ourselves from them when necessary.

In conclusion, our attachment to the physical body, our materialistic desires, and our relationships with family members can all be difficult to give up. However, by focusing on spiritual practices and understanding the temporary nature of our existence, we can overcome these challenges and lead a more fulfilling life. By transcending our attachment to the body and Maya, we can become the kings of our own souls and attain true inner peace and happiness.


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