Everything happens according to the will of God. Is attachment a mere concept? If attachment is a concept, how do you get yourself attached? You can speak on attachment, but you cannot be attached. A concept is different from an experience. A person can speak on advaita, non-duality, which is the "God is One" concept. Has he experienced? The concept is different. People are experts in concepts and precepts, but very poor in practice. They are impoverished in practice, but they are scholars in concepts and precepts. Attachment is not a concept if you are attached. Identification of the body is not a concept, but a reality. You are the doer. It is happening; I think this is my body. I am attached to my family. I am attached to my job. These are things going on. Everything happens according to the will of God. This is a point we have to understand here.
Where there is attachment, the very word "attachment" has a meaning when there is detachment. When there is nothing like detachment, the meaning of the word "attachment" is gone. There is day because there is night; when there is no night, the word "day" has no meaning. So attachment has meaning because there is detachment, or else it will lose its meaning. To believe that "I am the doer" is ego. And with regard to identification of the body, if I feel identified, it means that there is scope for non-identification. When I say that I am identified, it means I can also dis-identify. You can also get yourself dis-identified. So where there is attachment, there is a possibility for detachment. Where there is body identification, there is a possibility for body non-identification. Where there is a feeling of doership, there can be non-doership also. This is all duality. However, the reality is beyond it. The reality is non-dual.
Therefore, the will of God is non-dual. That duality, that Divinity, at the operational level, is, on one side, attachment, and, on the other side, detachment–like two sides of the same coin. Is it attachment or detachment? Is it both, and it is neither of the two. Both are present, and yet how can both be present at the same time? It is something like this. Therefore, reality is non-dual. Day and night are dual; that is correct. But truly speaking, they are non-dual. The sun does not rise, nor does it set. There is nothing like sunrise and sunset. When the Earth turns, it is day. When it turns further, it is night. We still say sunrise and sunset. Therefore, functionally you are dual; but truly speaking, you are non-dual.
Submitted by the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of T&T