One of the greatest problems that one is bound to face when traveling life’s path, is to make a clear-cut distinction between love and attachment.
They appear the same – they are not. They look alike – they are not.
On the contrary, hate is more similar to love than attachment.
Attachment, hides the reality of hatred and gives the appearance of love……… it kills love.
Nothing else can be as poisonous as attachment….. as possessiveness.
Try and grasp that….
It has happened to many, it is happening to you – because our mind is so confused between love and attachment.
Those who look at things from the outside, always become victims.
Attachment is taken as if it is love, and once you have taken attachment, possessiveness, as love, you will always go on missing the real thing.
You have chosen the fake coin……
Now you will not look for the real coin because you think Attachment is the real.
But…… You have been deceived.
Possessiveness and Attachment, is false love.
Hatred is better in a sense that at least it is true, at least it is a fact.
Hatred can become love any day, but possessiveness can never become love….
You simply have to drop it to grow into love.
Why does attachment appear like love? And what is the difference? The mechanism is subtle…..
Love means that you love yourself and are ready to merge yourself into the other.
It is a death, the deepest death possible, the deepest abyss possible in which you can fall, and go on falling and falling. And there is no end to it, there is no bottom to it, it is an eternal falling into the other. It never ends.
To love means that you can lose yourself….. Without Fear.
Love is surrender – unconditional.
In Attachment you are the center, the other is just a means.
You are using the other, exploiting the other, finding satisfaction, gratification through the other – but you are the goal……You will Fail.
That’s why people are afraid of love, on a subconscious level.
You may talk about it, you may sing about it, but deep down you are afraid of love.
You never enter into it……