Swami Brahmeshananda on how to avoid getting entangled in the trap of worldliness

Worldly entanglements, let us understand, will always remain around. One will have to get over them with the help of a strong will power and right attitude. We should plan out our life in such a way that we gradually reduce our worldly entanglements and devote more and more time to higher life.

Hindu view of life says that the very purpose of a householder’s life is to gradually fulfill one’s worldly duties and withdraw from active life — after one’s son or daughter takes up the responsibilities. This is the concept of vanaprastha or retirement, when both husband and wife devote more and more time to spiritual practices.

Swami Brahmeshananda is a monk in the Ramakrishna Order