When one feels short on inspiration, Mahatria’s thoughts come handy. Received today morning the following:
Renunciation is metaphorically similar to that of a man climbing a ladder.
He steps off the lower rungs of the ladder because of his inclination to step into the higher rungs.
He is not giving up the lower rungs.
He is, as a matter of fact, going up to the higher rungs.
And we shamelessly preach renunciation to our elders as giving up of all worldly things and indulgence in prayers and kirtans. Why our septuagenarian, octogenarian and even nonagenarian parents can’t enjoy a movie at multiplex, a dinner at a sit in restaurant or a drink, if they so desire? Why renunciation is confused with leaving all worldly things rather than enjoying everything albeit without attachment to such things.
I like Mahatria because his thoughts are evolved and not cliched.