Natural Renunciation

11161348_10152885757413920_1755122920166542860_nAs we grow older, we naturally cultivate renunciation. We can nurture this quality by reflecting on the variety of experiences we’ve already had. This automatically diminishes our craving to repeat similar experiences. We find ourselves no longer so driven to crank up our life in an attempt to have more and to accomplish more, since we’ve already tasted that fruit, with all the accompanying emotions.

We can begin to relax a little, being content with all that we’ve experienced already in our life. This process of awareness and appreciation naturally generates a fuller sense of renunciation. It is not something that needs to be very deliberate, but rather it occurs more and more as our life unfolds, unless we try holding onto things too tightly.

This natural renunciation is happening all the time. If we can just allow that process, and foster an attitude of “practice mind” to go with it, then there will be an increasing amount of renunciation occurring every year.

―Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Natural Renunciation

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年06月21日 (週日) 12:35 AM 寫道﹕

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