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11761Re: What To Renounce

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  • Swami-G
    Nov 29, 2003
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      medit8ionsociety <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > SIVANANDA DAILY READING FOR 29 NOVEMBER
      >
      > WHAT TO RENOUNCE
      >
      > Mere outward giving up of things is nothing. It is not real
      > renunciation. Real tyaga or sanyas (renunciation) consists in
      > absolute renunciation of all vasanas (tendencies) and the
      destruction
      > of the heart-knot of ignorance, the chit-jada-granthi (confusion
      > between the conscious subject and inert object).
      >
      > What is to be renounced is the bheda buddhi (divisive intellect)
      > which says, "I am superior to that man." "I am the body." And
      the
      > kartrtva abhimana which thinks, "I am the doer." There is no
      use in
      > your renouncing your home, wife and children. You must
      destroy moha
      > (attachment) for the body, children, money, house, property -
      then
      > you will get that state of immortality from which you will never
      > return.
      >
      > He who has merely withdrawn himself from worldly
      possessions, cannot
      > be regarded as having renounced the world altogether; but he
      who is
      > living in actual contact with the world, finds out its faults. He
      who
      > is freed from every passion and whose soul depends on
      nothing may be
      > said to have truly renounced the world. Read the story of Raja
      > Sikhidhwaja and Queen Chudala in the Yoga Vasishta.
      >
      > The spirit cometh and goeth. Therefore you will have to be
      careful
      > always in nourishing and protecting your spiritual samskaras
      > (impressions) with burning vairagya (dispassion), intense and
      > constant sadhana (practice) and burning mumukshutva
      (desire for
      > liberation). Increase your good samskaras. Develop them.
      Multiply
      > them.
      >
      > People do not want to remove mala (impurity) by selfless
      service and
      > vikshepa (restlessness of mind) with upasana (devotion). They
      think
      > that bhakti and service are nothing. They at once jump to open
      the
      > kundalini and raise the brahmakara vritti (the feeling of
      Brahmin is
      > the all). They will only break down their legs.
      >
      > Serve and worship; jnana and yoga will come by them-selves,
      > kundalini will be awakened by itself.
      >
      > Sri Swami Sivananda



      SG: well said .......
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