What is Vairagya? (fwd)

ravi miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 27 10:50:51 CST 2002

On Wed, 27 Nov 2002 10:48:39 -0500, V. Krishnamurthy <profvk at YAHOO.COM>

>In other words they will disappear. That is the work of time. So our
>scriptures give us the advice to slowly ‘detach’ ourselves from such
>attachment to impermanent things and gradually attach ourselves to what is
>permanent, namely, God. Attachment to God is also an attachment, of
>course. But in order to ‘detach’ ourselves from all the things to which we
>are attached, the only way is to change the object of attachment to God.
>Then God will do the rest for us. There is a famous Kural of Tiruvalluvar
>which says exactly this.

Meaning and text of the kuraL can be found at:

Corresponding original message of Giri:

That entire thread can be seen at

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