As long as we are identified with an object: that is bondage
As long as we think, act, live via an object, or as an object: that is bondage.
As long as we feel ourselves to be an object, or think we are such (and a “self” is an object): that is bondage.
We have completed the circle: the Sought is the Seeker – and there is none. All else is just bondage.
Wei Wu Wei