“By being attached to Krishna, we are automatically transcendental. There are two processes of detachment; one is negative and the other positive. Srila Prabhupada always called devotional service the positive alternative. Negating something or renouncing it does not end one’s attachment to it.
You still may be attached, but you are renouncing it to become detached. Someone may renounce smoking because he knows it is bad for him, but he may still like to smoke. Someone may be attached to some sense gratification but renounce it because he knows it is not good for him. Because we have bad habits, bad attachments and material desires, we regulate ourselves in order to keep away from the objects which are detrimental to our spiritual life. This does not mean that we have given up our attachments or attraction fully, but rather that we are trying to transcend them.
The process of transcending is to become attached to Krishna. One is liberated when he is attached to Krishna so much that he is not attached anymore to other things. When we are fully attached to Krishna we become automatically detached from Maya, naturally. “
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