Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Uttam Akinchan (Supreme Non-attachment)

It is the ninth day of Paryushan Parv or Dash Lakshan Dharm.

Akinchan means Non-attachment; This assists us in detaching from external possessions. Historically ten possession are listed in our scriptures: "land, house, silver, gold, wealth, grain, female servants, male servants, garments and utensils" Remaining unattached from these helps
control our desires and leads to an influx of punya karmas.

This assists us in being unattached from our internal attachments: false belief, anger pride, deceit, greed, laughter, liking, disliking, lamentation, fear, disgust, sexual desire. Ridding the soul of these leads to its purification.

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