RENUNICATION

Renunciation.

 This year:
wars, murder, theft, deceit, hatred, desire, pride, jealousy..
… “I did it myyyy way!”

 last year:
wars, murder, theft, deceit, hatred, desire, pride, jealousy..
… “I did it myyyy way!”

 ten years ago:
wars, murder, theft, deceit, hatred, desire, pride, jealousy..
… “I did it myyyy way!”

 A thousand years ago:
wars, murder, theft, deceit, hatred, desire, pride, jealousy..
… “I did it myyyy way!”

 We all want suffering to end, for ourselves and others. However, to be honest, it’s not going to just happen. As soon as we try to put one thing right, habits resurface, and we are back at square one.

 So what is this suffering, and how are we to end it?

 We experience suffering because we are attached to something fishy. And that’s Samsara. It makes our ‘being’ smelly! Samsara smells, due to the constant churning of sweaty emotions. Renunciation is giving up our attachment, but how do we do this, without causing ourselves more suffering?

 There are two approaches to renunciation: avoiding sensory objects, or transforming ego.

 Avoiding sensory (sensual) objects is like stepping very carefully through a never-ending minefield. That is the Theravadan approach – abandoning sensual objects – which is a temporary remedy, as the reactions will reoccur.

 Transforming ego is renunciation without abandoning sensual objects. This is the Tantric approach. However, we must not fool ourselves into thinking that we can do anything, without any care for the results of our actions.

 

Transforming ego.

 There are two aspects to our being:
awareness and emptiness.
If awareness forgets empty essence
then it sees everything as real and solid,
and therefore something to react to.

 When emptiness is forgotten,
awareness creates desire and aversion.
This gives rise to judgements.
Awareness claiming concepts,
creates self-importance.
That is ego.

Ego is awareness
that has forgotten its essential nature – emptiness.

 Instead of pure awareness,
there is only awareness, which looks outwards.
When it decides to look inwards,
it finds Emptiness.

 Ego is not only transformed…
it’s gone!

 Now one is free to merely enjoy
Without attachment. 
Without lingering.
Without causing harm.
Without an after taste.
Without expectations.

 

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.