the best form of renunciation

the best form of renunciation

How should a Vajrayana practitioner understand renunciation. Just like a tie. It is ridiculous but you wear it still. You keep on thinking it’s ridiculous. This is really the best form of renunciation. Don’t deprive yourself with the tie. Because if you do that it is a bit like a sort of a Sharvakayana kind of renunciation. Basically you have to realize that all this kind of worldly pleasure, worldly success, worldly gain has no essence. And if you look at it carefully, it is true. They have no end, there is no essence, we have done so much and we have acquired so much, we have managed to achieve so much, but never enough. We still want more and we think it’s necessary. And many times it is not.

The Three Levels of Perception, Singapore 2003

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