Sunday, February 26, 2017

Renunciation is the essence of spirituality ~ Swami Sivananda


“A man has a thousand and one desires. But the central strong desire is the sexual desire. The fundamental desire is the urge for a mate. All hang on this central basic desire. The desire for money, the desire for a son, the desire for property, the desire for houses, the desire for cattle and other desires come later on.”    ~ Swami Sivananda

All suffering is born of desire. Pleasure depends on things, happiness does not”  ~ Nisargadatta

 Sex, food, money, power, recognition and praise are what people want. And all these are based on sex pleasure

Sex is the original cause of lust and desire. This lust and desire for sex became lust and desire for food, money, power, recognition and praise (pride).  

So in two words lust and pride are the way to suffering. 

When a man’s desire is not gratified and when someone stands in the way of its fulfillment, the man becomes angry. The desire gets transformed into anger. Anger is only a modification or form of desire. Anger is desire itself.” 

“All evil qualities and actions proceed from anger.” 
 
“Desire is the root cause of all evil actions. If desire is removed, then the divine power manifests in its full glory and one enjoys peace, bliss, light and freedom.” 
 ~ Swami Sivananda
 
“Desire is a mode of the emotive mind. It has got a power of externalizing the mind. Desire is the fuel; thought is the fire. The thought-fire is kept up by the desire-fuel.”

“…the endless chain is welded out of three component, desire, thought and activity. A desire stimulates a thought; a thought embodies itself in an act.”
 

 "Remember always that renunciation is the essence of spirituality, and the secret of Self-realization. 

Renunciation is getting rid of egoism, desires and cravings. 

Renunciation is the only way to perfection and bliss eternal. 

Renunciation leads to complete unification with the supreme Being.

Renounce and be free."