What is the exact meaning of this quote by Neem Karoli Baba?


Have a look at the following verse:

Dve pade vandhamokshAya mameti nirmameti cha |
Mameti vAdyate janturna nirmameti vimuchyate ||

Mama (Mine) and Nir-Mama (Not Mine) - These two words are respectively the indicators of Bandhana (bondage due to illusion) and Moksha (liberation from bondage). The thought "Mine" binds the Jiva, but the thought "Not-Mine" liberates it.

KulArnava Tantram 1.112

So, what Lord Shiva says is that the thoughts like "my car", "my house", "my wife", "my son" etc. (which all imply attachment or Bandhana) are the thoughts that bind the Jiva and prevent him from getting Moksha (self-realization).

On the other hand, the thoughts of "not mine" which are devoid of attachments of any sorts, are the giver of realization or Moksha.

And, exactly the same thing is being said by Neem Karoli Baba.

People who think they genuinely owns something are still in the clutches of Maya and hence the road to realization for them is still blocked. This is what has been stated in various scriptures. And, this is what Neem Karoli Baba has said.

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