[Advaita-l] family love

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Sun Mar 29 03:31:28 CDT 2009

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On Fri, 20 Mar 2009, vijaya1.kambhampati at tiscali.co.uk wrote:

> Could you please tell me whether the affection we feel for our mother
> father friends siblings and others is only maya and a creation of our
> vasanas or whether it has a reality that transcends maya. Do we ever
> meet these individuals again after death and become one with them.

If we desire it than yes.  But like all desires it is a fetter that binds 
us to samsara and must be transcended for mukti.  The way to do it is not 
necessarily to stop loving but to extend the love so that all living 
things are thought of as ones family.

If you think about it isn't a mothers' selfless love our first 
introduction to advaita bhava?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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