Living in this world, most of us begin our lives with attachment. Attachment starts from the moment a child starts understanding relations of parents, siblings & grandparents. That attachment deepens its roots with objects that give one pleasure i.e. toys in the childhood & other possessions in the adults. The whole life of a person is spent in chasing acquiring these objects( eg. food, clothes, car, T.V., fridge, sofa etc.) and then fearing if he would lose them. The fear of losing one's relations to death is also there in many people's minds. The happiness achieved from these objects is transitory as desires are rampant & sorrow keeps on eluding a person if desire is not fulfilled.
The whole life is spent in this jugglery of gaining & losing momentary happiness & sorrow. Sant Kabir said- Detach & Attach. Detach from worldly relations & possessions. Though one may be living in the world among various luxuries, he can choose to remain mentally detached from them. Mind can be trained to shun these possessions slowly & gradually. Life is so uncertain. Death can come at any moment. By mental detachment the sorrow & misery can be reduced greatly. Many people successfully detach themselves from worldly possessions outwardly & take sanyasa. They become inactive & start living on alms( bhiksha) but they are full of anger, jealousy & attachment. They are attached to their water pot(kamandal) & sleeping mat. Such detachment can't help them much spiritually. Along with detachment one must attach oneself to God according to one's faith. If love for God is cultivated then all the negative emotions can be directed towards God. eg. there can be greed to do more & more selfless service or name chanting.
Service to humanity is actually service to God. One who dedicates one's possessions( physical, material & spiritual powers) for the service of others selflessly can easily evolve & commune with God. Communion with God is one of the most beautiful experience which is birthright of every individual. What a pity! individual today is lost in the quagmire of materialistic possessions. Doing karma for others selflessly without bothering about results is one of the easiest way of attaing God's grace. When one is not bothered about results of one's good karma(action) one feels very much at peace mentally. This simple practice of detaching from the world & attaching slowly & gradually with God gives peace & satisfaction. The money, name & fame all come by themselves, one need not run after them.