Question: How can I love my family without attachment?

Sri Chinmoy: You love your wife because God is inside her — that is why she has so many good qualities. If you are devoted to God within your wife and children, you will never be attached to them.

But if you want to go to God only through their good qualities, it will not be possible. It is from the root that you get the flowers and leaves. The root is God. So the best thing is to try always to go only to the root inside your nearest and dearest ones. Then there can be no attachment, because the root is all love.

Sri Chinmoy, Love, Agni Press, 2006