Love seeps through these words by Meng Foong, and I want to share this exchange. It refers to the Post about-detachment.
The hardest feeling I have difficulty with unattaching myself from is Love.
I find that Love helps me to seperate myself from all else, and it offers me such a warmth when I “let go” of all else. I absorb a piece of the Divine when I touch my Love, and I would really have bitter/sweet loss if I had to depart and say goodbye to my “Beloved.”
Tell me I won’t have to sever this tie to my life line.
- Posted by meng foong
Thanks for sharing.
Love is the one thing that we all are learning in this life existence. Love is the basis of everything. Love (true love) is the only meaning for us to be here.
True love such as selfless love or unconditioned love or compassionate love without attachment will bring warmth, peace and joy to ourselves and other beings. Selfish love or conditioned love or lustful love which attached to names and forms, and likes and dislikes will bring unhappiness to ourselves and to the people who we love or who we want them to love us.
When the love is pure, there is no unhappiness. True love doesn’t end or die when our relationship ends or our body meet death. We are love itself when we know what is true love and we don’t need to ask for love or crave for being loved by someone else, when we know that we are not separate from all (love is not limited only in relationships) and we can share this love unconditioned without lust and selfishness. There is no need to detach from this true love, because there is no attachment at all in this true love. Just pure love and kindness, without selfishness, anger, hatred, lust, jealousy, greed, likes and dislikes, fears and worries.
It is like this love is part of us, it is not separated from us, it is not something that we gained or accumulated from outside. It is unlimited and inexhaustible from within. Just like our hands and feet, they are part of our body and are not separated from the body. We don’t need to detach our hands and feet from the body to be free from doing bad actions or going to bad places. It is our pure intentions and pure thoughts that will lead us to have self-control over our body and our actions, and not doing anything that will harm ourselves or other beings. We don’t need to stop doing good when we say “detach from the fruit of doing something good”. But it is the inner detachment that we are not looking for any good in return when we do something good which gives us the true freedom and unlimited love to share love with many others without getting tired or frustrated when everything “goes wrong” or things are not the way that we like it to be…
Love and peace to all when we love selflessly. But it will be “love” and hate to all when we love selfishly.
Thanks for sharing your love with all.
We must never detach from love. In fact, we must never be detached from anything.
The teaching is that we must master the art of being unattached.
Detachment is cold, objective, an “I-It” relationship, an indifference, a sense of self-grandeur, the loss of intimacy, and maya/ avidya, or ignorance.
Nonattachment is to love, enter in, experience the”I-Thou”, savor life, take full and deep pleasure in it all, celebrate and be one with everything AND be ready to embrace the next, and then the next, without refusing to live in the only thing we have really – NOW.
All things are in motion. To love all things is to move with them – impermanence.
To love now . . . and then . . . and again . . . and again . . .
I think I might be getting the hang of this after all.
Beautiful post. Very pure. No words can describe that which we are, but they can point to it, and I feel a strong pointer from this.