[Advaita-l] family love

vaidehi chaitanya vaidehi.chaitanya at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 10:35:15 CDT 2009

hari om

it is in the way we look at things. love and affection for parents,
siblings and even spouse - is it or is it not vasana or maya. Infact,
call by any name - vasana or maya  they both mean the same. mandukya
upanishad calls it spandana (vibration). the bhavana behind is what
makes a difference to the affection or love you show to others. remove
the otherness from the love or affection, it is pure, self existent
and self effulgent. this is the effort we the seekers should attempt
in our every day transcational world.

vaidehi chaitnaya

On 3/29/09, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> [was: (no subject)]
> 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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