Renunciation has nothing to do with sacrificing. When we talk about renunciation, somehow we get all scared because we think that we have to give up some goodies, something valuable, some important things.
But there is nothing that is important; there is nothing that is solidly existing. All that you give up is actually a vague identity. You realize this is not true; it’s not the ultimate.
This how and why to develop renunciation
—Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche