Genuine Renunciation

22007555_2002501846660192_4634800572637110392_nIn the Noble Eightfold Path, renunciation (nishkama) is the first of three components associated with Right Thought (the other two are good will and harmlessness).

Renunciation is best understood as the perfection of detachment: seeing the futility of craving, and methodically letting go of the causes of suffering.

Genuine renunciation requires thoroughly perceiving how we make ourselves unhappy by craving and grasping, and proceeding to free ourselves from attachment, aversion, and indifference by releasing these afflicted emotions. Far from leading to a state of deprivation, renunciation is a positive and liberating act that establishes us in peace and contentment.

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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