Is it material attachment if devotees promote their faces in internet?
“A male devotee” asked like this:
“Prabhuji I want to ask a questiion. Is it fine for us if we upload our own pican devotees show their ture on facebook even after knowing the fact that this body is material and we don’t suppose to promote. Is it ok if I upload picture of family as I realised on facebook people start comparing one from others as like if they are happy with their family but they feel depressed after see others life somehow.
If they don’t look good than they feel depressed too after see others getting attention by their good looks and they autometically fall into maya of this body.
Why? And, if I don’t upload pictures than people will think nagetive way. Please tell me that is there something I’m feeling lacking somewhere? This is my second fb account only for krsna and their devotees and I’ve deactivated 1st account with material. Connections people by this feeling only.”
We are said to avoid attachments with this body because this body is temporary. This does not mean, we should hate this body. Actually, this body must be considered as a temple in which Lord Krishna is residing. So, we must maintain this body by cleaning it properly and daily. Both body and mind must be purified if you like to come up in Krishna Consciousness.
Athma can not be seen separately. The presence of athma can be felt only if this body is moving. So, body is an indicator for us to know the presence of athma. If athma leaves, body becomes just a material object and gets contaminated.
So, to identify athma, we need body. Only with this body, we can purify athma. Only if we use our body to chant Hare Krishna, athma will be purified.
So, to attain Krishna after the demise of this body, we need this body to chant and purify ourselves.
So, though this body is temporary, this body is very much important and in fact, compulsory to perform sadhanas that lead to elevation to the kingdom of Krishna.
So, just avoid attachments with this body, but use this body to perform Krishna Consciousness sadhanas.
How one falls due to attachments? Read Here.
As far as uploading your photos in social media is concerned, you can avoid that if that is not important. If you like to upload, you can upload long view pic.s , not ‘close-up’ pics. Because, there are both good and bad people in any medium. Only if our picture is compulsorily needed for any purpose, you can upload it.
In brief, upload the pic.s that are not fit to be morphed by anyone.
If you have only your directly known friends and relatives, you can have photos after setting the view for only friends. Otherwise, not necessary.
If your friends are good and genuine, you can upload photos to be seen only by your friends, not publicly.
If you are older than 50, you are free to upload the photos in any size of view. And, uploading the close pictures of couples must be avoided at any cost. And, posting the every detail about the events in your family can be avoided if you had set the views as everyone. It is risky and anyone can know your movements.
As far as males are concerned, they have less risks and they can upload their decent photos.
There are more and more identities than our body in our society.
Why do the Symbols of one Sampradhaya differ from others? Read Here!
Eg: I am Indian, This countrymen are my enemies, that country team should lose the game, I am white and blacks are inferior, I am a Krishna devotee and other god devotees are inferior, like that.
Let us first give up these serious identities. After that, we can come to consider our photos as material attachment.
Show your face. Not wrong. But, do not think that you only are beautiful. Do not develop a kind of pride in uploading your photos. It is enough.
As said by Krishna, actions are welcome if done without having attachments in its effects or results.
Hope this helps.