Why is it meaningless to get attached to friends and family? Who should we be truly attached to? Bhagawan firmly and lucidly reminds us today.
Relatives come up to the outer gate, or maybe up to the burial ground, but your real relative is the Lord, beware! The Lord will never give you up. Considering the number of births you had, you had countless mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, friends, and enemies. Do they subsist today? Do they remember the relationship? You are none to them, and they are nobodies to you. But you and they have the Lord in common as the unchanging relative! He subsists throughout all the births; He is eternal. He watches over you from birth to birth. What greater tragedy can there be than forgetting such a Lord? With senses weakened and powerless, and refusing to function, and with parents, wife, children, and relations crowding on one side and messengers of death compelling you to pack up for the journey without delay on the other — who knows when this call will come and how? Before that moment comes, be ready with the thought of God!
– Dhyana Vahini, Ch 8.