Attachment and Liberation

It is time to wake up!

What are we doing here? Have we ever thought about it in-depth? What is our purpose? What is our mission? Why are we here? Where else could we be? Every man harbors these questions. These questions haunt us even more, if our path is that of liberation.

LIBERATION!!! That is so beautiful. Liberation is not escapism. Escapism is running away from dharma (duty) Liberation is natural detachment, without any effort, while performing dharma with detachment – like the sun or a flowing river. No object on earth can make us happy or sad. Liberation makes us perpetually self-sufficient.

The nature of our soul is liberation. It takes the subtle body through many births and deaths, but never gets contaminated. It is pure as ever. Let us look at ourselves closely. We have never considered the soul. Every thought brings an attachment. Every word invokes an attachment and every action is with an attachment too. Every meeting is with expectation. Every decision has an expectation. A result is expected. Results are bound to happen. That’s the nature of action. Attachment to results causes bondage. Expectations cause bondage. We suffer. The moment we shift from these expectations to pure action, we become liberated.

Temptations are Inevitable in Life

Bondage is of various types. All attachments are bondage. All expectations are bondage. All relationships are bondage. A Guru can be bondage. Disciples can be bondage. Body, mind and intellect are bondage. Knowledge is bondage. All habits are bondage. Dependencies of all kind are bondage. All samskaaras are bondage. Thus, life is full of seen and unseen bondages. This makes liberation even more difficult.

The best way to transcend bondage is through higher awareness. It is like growing up through many grades, like we experienced in our school days. Awareness level keeps changing and we realize at each stage that we were not aware of many things earlier. Clarity improves and dependency reduces or at least shifts, just as it does from a toy to a bicycle, a bicycle to a motor cycle and so on. Habits change. When a habit is replaced with the deep and pregnant silence of spirituality, we are liberated. Need for action is formed out of samskaaras. When samskaaras reduce, actions reduce too. But, usually, we fill the space with more samskaaras. We are afraid to die. The birth-death cycle has become our habit because of repetition over life times. Anything can bind us and keep us away from liberation. Our identifications makes death painful. Identifications such as name, shape, nationality, religion and everything else. Even a mirror can prevent a smooth exit. A mirror re establishes our physical image into our psyche so much that, when the soul departs the body, it feels lost. It stays on. It refuses to transcend. Thus, if you look deeply, you can see that many things hinder our progress. In that situation, if you are still able to translate knowledge into wisdom and experience wisdom, which nullifies the push of samskaaras, then, life becomes easier and transit becomes effortless.

Attachment Brings Souls Together over Lifetimes

Nothing is either good or bad. There are no do’s and don’ts. These are all created by our mind. What is right for us is the exhaustion of our karmas, whatever it takes. What is right for the soul is to stay as the soul, without the baggage of karmas and the push for many re-births. Right and wrong are relative and it also shifts modes time after time. Nothing is permanent in terrestrial existence. If we can fully understand this fundamental truth and live it to the brim, we are relatively better off.

The nature of the mind is to get attached

Staying in the path of liberation is not easy. Every person sends messages. Every message comes with an attachment. Every attachment is like a virus. It makes your system dull and sometimes even sick. When we are constantly in the web of life, we stay trapped and bound.  Liberation needs serious practice. We cannot suppress karmas and attain liberation. We have to exhaust karmas and get there. We have to grow with awareness and detach because we do not need it. It is far different from the state where we reject because we cannot reach it.

Liberation is a continuous process of trials and errors

When the world was speaking about “Haves” and “Have nots”, India always had a third segment, the true liberated Masters who had everything but wanted nothing. They lived in plenty with no need for any terrestrial objects. Terrestrial love, like relationships are temporary and often conditional. Soul is liberated and unconditional. That is the shift that we are talking about here – the shift from our limited mind to the unlimited soul. That guarantees liberation.

Love YOU


Liberation Awakens us Completely

15 thoughts on “Attachment and Liberation

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights.
    You know, we all deep within our soul and mind know all that, but often ignorance can be easier perceived than acceptance.
    Every day brings me liberation in various steps – small and big.

    Bless you.


  2. Respected Sri Mohan ji, Pranam

    What a beautiful gem on the Attachment and Liberation. Remarkable exposition of such profound wisdom, answering all the questions in a concise manner, amazing. It is so nicely written complete article in itself and I am too small to give any comment, still few of the points are highly precious and in fact some are new to me:
    1. The nature of our soul is liberation and the nature of mind is to get attached
    2. Liberation is effortless detachment while performing dharma
    3. Even Guru can be bondage, something which I never thought of before!
    4. We are afraid to die, Yes so true Mrytyu bhay is Mahabhaya
    5. Our identifications make death painful. If you are able to translate knowledge into wisdom and experience wisdom then transit becomes effortless. Very true
    6. Nothing is either good or bad. There are no do’s and don’ts and these are all our mind games.
    7. Every person sends messages and every message comes with an attachment and every attachment is like a virus. Sir as it is said that the environment is stronger than will and in the society frequently we encounter such mental furniture who are like negative sponges and they just extract-out everything out of us, all positive energies which we had accumulated by good karmas and sadhana. Now how to tackle such people, should we avoid them or go to seclusion?
    8. We cannot suppress karmas and attain liberation. We have to exhaust karmas and get there. We have to grow with awareness and detach because we do not need it, this last line seems to an answer if we can apply it in our lives.
    9. The true liberated Masters lived in plenty with no need for any terrestrial objects. Great example of non attachment.

    When we die the consciousness is the carrier of soul, the soul is always unattached, it is the consciousness that needs cleansing leading to the awareness of our real nature and that is soul, and it has been summarized so beautifully: the shift to the soul. That guarantees liberation.

    With highest regards



  3. Thank you Mohanji, your observations and writings liberate me from my old ways of thinking and feeling. The more I read, the more I remember the soul’s unconditional existence.
    Thank you for walking us through the memory lane of many lifetimes.
    Pranams and gratitude,


  4. mohanji

    Read everything and fascinated.Still i know,iam very deeply bonded to my relatives,expectations etc.I want to get freedom from this very close bondage.I mean sometimes iam getting badly depressed due to this bondage.Iam always interested in praanayams and meditation..and doing it daily basis ..then also this bondage not abhie to break..what should i do?can u please advice me for this ?


  5. Thank you for sharing….I find it very enlightening and good food for thought ! I am going to study this very uplifting information. ( It seems like Blessed Swamiji is talking to us ) Thank you very much, it is most enjoyable to read …over and over again . I really need to study this as much as possible ! OM OM OM . 🙂


  6. I followed a teacher for about five years. A great and wonderful Soul. I never met him but followed his teachings. He passed on and I was sad. One morning I kept getting this incessant repetition in my mind…..go and google Mohanji. It was continuous and now I know why. His writings have given me confidence in Gods presence in the here and now on this earthly plane.

    Truly wonderful.


    1. Thank you Mohanji, I ofthen feel very emotional looking at my brothers and sister and what they going through in life. They are victims of black magic and are not aware of it and also refuse to get the help they need. With two sisters been completely blind and the helplessness,emptiness and loneliness they are going through. Please help me to be a stronger person and to break away from this attachment.


  7. Dear Mohanji! Thank you for you daily wisdom that fills me with Prana like the fresh air. It is an incredible state being connected to your consciousness permanently, and to have you always in my life. Thank you for happening to me. It’s precious gift of the Universe. jai Mohanji! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤


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