Monday, July 26, 2010

On non-attachment:

"Many people think that by renouncing everything, by becoming selfless and desireless, there is no enjoyment. No. That is not so. Instead, you become the happiest man or woman. the more you serve, the more happiness you enjoy. Such a person knows the secret of life. There is a joy in losing everything, in giving everything. You cannot be eternally happy by possessing things….Only a saint, a renunciate, is always happy because there is nothing for a saint to lose. Because you don’t have anything, you have your Self always. That is the secret. That’s why we say, 'Have vairagya, have dispassion, have non-attachment.' By renouncing worldly things, you possess the most important sacred property: your peace."