“How to get rid of attachments?” is an oft-asked question by spiritual seekers.
One senior satsangi recently said that we need to know what we are attached to in the first place, before we attempt to wean off them attachments.
So he provided a cool acronym called RAIN.
R for Results, so don’t be attached to the restults of whatever karma we do.
A for Action, so don’t be attached to the action either, like feeling very proud of oneself for going to satsang.
I for “I”, the real ego, putting myself above all else, which is the chief culprit.
N for Non-action, kind of like a counter-point to “A” above, because we can’t be attached to not doing something either. For instance, someone might not go to parties on weekends and feel great about themselves and begin looking down upon those that do go, and getting attached to that inaction.