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  • Writer's picturePremanandhan Narayanan

Unraveling the Power of Detachment: Embracing Unconditional Love

In this touching narrative, we follow a lady strolling along the street with her young daughter, radiating innocence and joy. Passersby can't help but smile and wave at the adorable child, igniting warmth and delight in the hearts of all who encounter her. However, the lady's possessiveness about her daughter casts a shadow on these heartwarming interactions, leaving her grappling with the challenge of overcoming possessiveness.

Reflecting on the wisdom of Paramathma in Raja Yoga, she begins to understand the profound truth that as parents, they are merely trustees of their children, not their owners. Realizing that the ultimate caretaker is the Divine, she learns the importance of relinquishing possessiveness and embracing unconditional love.

The narrative explores the concept of not showing deep bonding to anyone, recognizing that excessive attachment can lead to unnecessary worries when loved ones are not around. Drawing parallels from the story of Shri Rama, the lady contemplates how deep bonding affected the lives of his parents differently. While Dhasarathan, consumed by attachment, passed away upon his son's exile, Kausalya's genuine love enabled her to endure the separation, standing as a testament to the power of detached love.

The story emphasizes the significance of understanding our true nature as souls (Athma) temporarily inhabiting this world to play our roles. Encouraging readers to embrace love for all beings, the narrative reminds them to avoid creating special bonds, as we are destined to leave this earthly plane one day.

Through the lady's journey of realization, the narrative gently touches on the beauty of unconditional love and the liberation it brings. It inspires readers to nurture love for all, appreciating the impermanence of life and cherishing each moment without the burden of possessiveness.


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