The Bhagavad-Gita teaches, “Attachment gone. Deliverance won.”

The purpose of life is to realize God and our God Self. We accomplish this by delivering ourselves from our attachment to the lower self and instead attaching ourselves to our Higher Self.

So the easiest and in truth only lasting way to overcome attachments of any kind – be it attachment to food, sex, gambling, cigarettes, drugs, or whatever – is to attach ourselves to God and our God Self.

Simple advice, but very effective!

Now in Eastern philosophy there is a strong focus on detaching oneself completely from the world and the things of this world. The Integrated Ascended Master fosters a more integrated approach and practices what is called “involved detachment.” They recognize that everything in this material world is transient and thus do not get attached to anything, however, they at the same time realize that the physical world is the Material Face of God and get involved with the world in order to help create Heaven on Earth. So, they live in this world to create a better world for everyone but they don’t get attached to it.

And as all attachment is gone, they know that their deliverance from the wheel of rebirth and their ascension at the end of their life will be certainly won.

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
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Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: