• Sevak
    Hare Krsna

    Srimad Bhagavatam clearly states that attachment to pure devotee(s) is the most direct path to liberation.

    prasaṅgam ajaraṁ pāśam
    ātmanaḥ kavayo viduḥ
    sa eva sādhuṣu kṛto
    mokṣa-dvāram apāvṛtam
    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)

    ta ete sādhavaḥ sādhvi
    saṅgas teṣv atha te prārthyaḥ
    saṅga-doṣa-harā hi te
    O My mother, O virtuous lady, these are the qualities of great devotees who are free from all attachment. You must seek attachment to such holy men, for this counteracts the pernicious effects of material attachment. ( SB 3.25.24)

    Note these are about attachment to spiritual qualities of pure devotees.
    We can also see this effect of great attachment that disciples (both matajis and prabhujis) of Srila Prabhupada had towards HDG Srila Prabhupada. They were greatly transformed

    Hare Krsna
  • Hare Krishna,
    Attachment is not the right word. Attachment should be replaced with association.
    Attachment always breeds expectations. If you are emotionally attached it means you are vulnerable to the one u are attached to. Till things are nice with you and her or him it is all nice nice.. when they don't reach your expectations you state hating them. When you are attached you depend too much on someone emotionally that you start sucking their life out of them. If attached .. you don't see anything bad in anyone.. You only see good in them. even if they do bad . .. You feel ya it is right.
    Associate with devotees imbibe goodness in them leaving the bad qualities in them.
    Devotees should associate in praising Lord and should support each other inculcating bhakti in each other.
    Don't get attached to someone becoz you are unable to survive on your own. It is not association I t is just that you want someone to cling to.
    When you get a good association you are considered lucky. Lord guided you to such people who will make you realize Krishna.
    Attachment based on emotions is temporary .. emotions and thoughts change with time. Whom you consider very great today becoz ur emotions saying so
    tomorrow one mistake on their part you will put them out of your life.
    Devotee association is must for spiritual growth. Association need not be emotional flow. It can be counselling like when you need support but doens't mean u are emotionally depending on someone.. If they are not their you will not survive. This is not one to one attachment at material level.
    We must realize it is many to ONE. We all unite to realize Krishna.
    giving support lending your shoulder in times of your lows.. Is a part of association but its not really what you need.
    The person whom you are depending upon should make you realize the higher goals of this life then become emotional and cry along with you. Such association is only worthy.
    I guess you ment association and not attachement.
    But still don't get emotional for anyone.
    Devotees only imbibe goodness and good qualities in the others and leave the bad.
    Attached person cannot see and becomes blind to good and bad .. ..he takes everything in the other and thinks all is good..becoz your emotions are telling " wow she is so nice" don't believe in mind, thoughts and emotions they can change with time.
    Hare Krishna.
    • Thank you mataji for your kind guidance
  • E-Counselor
    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Question is not clearly understood. Attached means what? Emotionally attached, physical proximity, relation...... if it is a general question, then the answer is:

    Kabira Sangati Sadhu Ki, Jyun Gandhi ka baans,
    Jyun Gandhi kuch d nahi, to bhi baas subaas

    Kabir das is saying - the association of a sadhu can be compared to staying near a Chandan tree. Even if one doesn't get anything from the Chandan tree, the sweet smell of chandan one is getting.

    Your servant,
    Radha Rasamayi DD
    • Attach means emotinally
      • Attachment must be on spiritual platform, not like that of a house fly, like if you get some boil on your body and if it smells bad, a housefly will get attached to your body, but even you are a devotee, the house fly will not go back to Godhead even you go, so similarly attachment must be on spiritual sense, not material, emotional etc. First of all one must know what one's true self, what is ur real identity, are yu this body?
        • Ok prabhji thank you
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