Wise ones find their peace through renunciation.
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I can speak no more for all sounds are
harsh and dissonant since I heard Thy
Thy gentle note was drowned in this world’s
But now my ears have grown deaf to all
other sounds save Thine.
The light of wisdom teaches self-detachment- detachment from the petty details of life. This is true renunciation. We must never forget our connection with Divinity. We all want something that will make our life more complete, but this does not mean the acquisition of things. The wise pray: “Make my life more beautiful, more fruitful, more production of good.” The man who gives up always finds something of greater value.
O Thou Giver of all good, open my mind, my heart,
my whole being to Thy higher gift.
Thou alone canst bestow what I need to make
my life complete.
Thou art the embodiment of all loveliness
Thou art the beginning, Thou art the end;
Thou art all there is.
May I rest my life in Thy Divine Life.