Attachment to men and materials is natural. This attachment is necessary for survival relationship and enjoyment of life. No one can renounce all material comforts and human relationship and go to some isolated corner of the globe to lead a life of loneliness. Wherever one goes, there are bound to be similar attachments. But, if one develops an awareness in one’s character to enjoy, or deal with attachment by acting within limits and by certain methods, the ill effects of attachment to men and materials will not emerge at all.
For example, you find choice and tasty food before you. You come to the point of having eaten the digestible quantity. If you consume more, you know it will cause indigestion. So, when you come to that point, you have to draw the line and say, “Thus far and no further”.
This is the process of detachment: To understand the limit and to follow it in action. To follow a method for better health, relax and take sufficient time to eat. Do not gulp down food while you are running to the office. Otherwise, your stomach will be in for trouble.
With this understanding and awareness, we can practise detachment and moderation in dealing with everything.
moderation in all things,
moderation and balance,
moderation in all things including moderation,
moderation or excess,
Krish Murali Eswar.
World’s Simplest Kundalini Yoga System by Yogiraj Sri. Vethathiri Maharishi