Solitude – Detaching


True solitude arises from delinking (detaching) rather not having a
relation with body, mind, sense and intellect.

Whether it be solitude or company of men, a spiritual aspirant
(sadhak) must not believe that his spiritual practice is dependent on
a particular circumstance or situation; rather, he must make his
spiritual discipline, in accordance to the available situations and

One who is desirous of solitude, becomes dependent on the situation
and circumstances. He who is dependent on these circumstances, he is
a seeker of pleasure (bhogi), he is not a spiritual aspirant (yogi).

A spiritual aspirant (sadhak) should have neither attraction for
crowds of people, nor for solitude. Salvation and spiritual
upliftment, does not come from your circumstance, rather it comes
from being free of desires and passion.

To consider solitude as going to places that are not infested with
people or to be left alone, is a grave mistake; because this body,
the seed of this entire universe is with you only. As long as there
is an affinity (a link) with this body, till that time one continues
to be attached and linked to the entire world.

This body is a limb of the world. So detachment from the body, i.e.
being free of egoism and attachment is true solitude.

A spiritual aspirant having interest in solitude is good thing,
however it must not be with an attachment. Insistence on solitude
might cause disturbance in his inner faculties, when one does not get
it, it reinforces the importance of the world.

From “Drops of Nectar” by Swami Ramsukhdasji in Hindi
Ram Ram

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Ramsukhdasji’s website.


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA.

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