renunciation

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on renunciation, letting go, goals, indifference, and passion

In any activity, we have to know what to expect, how to reach our objectives and what capacity we possess for the proposed task. The only people who can say they have renounced the fruit are those who, thus equipped, feel no desire for the results of the conquest, and remain absorbed in combat. You can renounce the fruit, but this renunciation does not mean indifference toward the result.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on renunciation

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse on buddhism, renunciation, emptiness, and ego

Renunciation mind has nothing to do with sacrificing. When we talk about renunciation, somwhow we get all scared because we think that we have to give up some goodies, somehing valuable, some important things. But there is nothing  that is important; there is nothing that is solidly exisiting. All that you are give up is actually a vague identity .  You realize thigs is not true; it's noe the ultimate. This how and why to develop renunciation

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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A Quote by Hazrat Inayat Khan on self-denial, renunciation, soul, god, and greatest goal

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To be resigned means to find satisfaction in self-denial (Self-denial is the denial of one’s lower self.).

Resignation is a quality of the saintly souls.

The highest and greatest goal that every soul has to reach is God. As everything needs renunciation, that highest goal needs the highest renunciation.

… The wise in all ages… have tried to learn one thing only, and that was resignation to the Will of God. By doing this, they have reached a stage at which they could see from God’s point of view.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

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A Quote by Sylvia Boorstein on monasticism, renunciation, mindfulness, attachment, truth, and clarity

The Buhha was a monastic, but the practice of mindfulness in the context of any lifestyle is one of renunciation. Every moment of mindfulness renounces the reflexive, self-protecting response of the mind in favor of clear and balanced understanding. In the light of the wisdom that comes from balanced undertanding, attachment to having things be other than what they ar falls away.

Sylvia Boorstein

Source: That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist, Pages: 23

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on simple life, simplicity, happiness, renunciation, caves, and hermits

Happiness, the goal to which we all are striving is reached by endeavoring to make the lives of others happy, and if by renouncing the luxuries of life we can lighten the burdens of others.... surely the simplification of our wants is a thing greatly to be desired! And so, if instead of supposing that we must become hermits and dwellers in caves in order to practice simplicity, we set about simplifying our affairs, each according to his own convictions and opportunity, much good will result and the simple life will at once be established.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas (Vintage Spiritual Classics), Pages: 64

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on renunciation and attachment

Those... who find delight in freedom from attachment in the renunciation of clinging, free from the inflow of thoughts, they are like shining lights, having reached final liberation in the world.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Sayings of the Buddha in The Dhammapada, p. 89

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