Inner Renunciation & Joy, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Class 56, Verses 5:3-5:10
July 29, 2021
Inner renuncation, though it at first may require an effort of self-discipline, grows into effortless absorption. As Swami Kriyananda said, renunciation is to kick aside limitation and embrace Infinity. The route towards this final goal is paved by the practices of yoga, service, devotion, and wisdom. Right pracices of yoga techniques help us to develop deeper subtle awareness, which hand-in-hand with discrimination and dawning awareness helps us to sever the tie of the ego. Finally, each of us must feel not just every action we currently undergo, but every action of every life, as only a play of God's. As we develop deeper into this inner renunciation, we feel a growing radiant inner joy.