Attachment to Reward is Psychological Slavery

July 15, 2012

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In (29th june 2012) morning's talk on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 5, Verse 12, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (Swamiji) takes up the deepest level of the subject of attachment. The last attachment we drop is the subtle clinging to being rewarded for our performance. When we implement our intense action for the purpose of receiving reward, we enslave ourselves to the source of the reward. We tailor our performance to please those who will reward us. Our actions do not spring from inner freedom. We are ruled by the greed for admiration and the fear of criticism ; we work not for the purpose itself, but for the compensation we hope to gain. Paramahamsa instructs us to surrender this attachment. Relinquishing our slavery grants a far greater reward: the spiritual spaciousness of inner peace. Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is a timeless treatise on the essence of living enlightenment. The Gita was imparted by the enlightened Hindu incarnation Sri Krishna to the warrior-prince Arjuna over 5000 years ago. Amazingly, the spiritual wisdom and life solutions offered in the Gita are so universal and current that even today it is used as a personal transformation guide.

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