Chapter 5: Sivananda – The Fire of Sannyasa
When our substance or being commingles with our consciousness, there is a manifestation of delight, ananda.
But, in possessing things, in grabbing objects and in coming in contact with the temporary, fleeting values of the world, we do not come in contact with Reality, rather we flee from Reality.
The more we believe in the reality of objects, the farther we are from Truth or Reality.
The more we come in contact with things, the more also are we unwittingly running away from the Reality of God.
The more we ask for pleasure from the objects of the world by sensory contact, the more is the pain that we invite from them, because all sensory contacts are sources of pain, for they have a beginning and an end.
Contact with objects is the opposite of contact with Reality because while objects are external, Reality is Universal.
So the more is the contact with objects, the lesser is the contact with Reality; and, consequently, the greater is the pain that we suffer in this life.
So, “Tena tyaktena bhunjithah” : -
" Renounce the false values of the world on account of which you have a craving to come in contact with the transitory values, and enjoy the bliss of that union with Reality, the Supreme God indwelling all things."
To be continued ....