What to renounce in renunciation?
Renounce the idea of ‘I’, ‘my’ and ‘mine’.
Renounce action and the fruit of action. It doesn’t mean non-action or irresponsible towards the consequences of action, but performing action without attachment, identification, intention and expectation, and allowing the fruit/result of action being what it is, as it is.
Renounce egoism of attachment, identification, desire of craving and aversion, judgment, comparison and expectation.
Renounce qualities, names and forms.
Renounce past pleasant/unpleasant, desirable/undesirable, enjoyable/non-enjoyable, happy/unhappy experiences and future imagination/anticipation/projection.
Renounce day dreaming and building castle in the air.
Renounce scheming, plotting, planning.
Renounce petite mindedness and stinginess.
Renounce worldly social relationships, connections and interactions.
Renounce worldly affair, habit and activity that empower egoism and ignorance.
Renounce worldly ideas, values and objects.
Renounce worldly thinking and belief.
Renounce superstitious belief and practice.
Renounce healing and gratification of desire through superstition practice or superhuman power.
Renounce novel, magazine and news reading, TV and movie watching, and theater visiting.
Renounce self-righteousness based on particular social, cultural, tribal, racial, religious or political thinking and belief, values and practice.
Renounce physical/mental/emotional intoxicant and addiction.
Renounce pride, arrogance, greed, jealousy, envy, admiration, blaming, fault-finding, slandering, back-biting, gossiping, flirting, dissatisfaction, disappointment, offensiveness, defensiveness, anger, hatred, violence, fear and worry.
Renounce debates, discussions and arguments.
Renounce possessiveness, selfishness and protectiveness.
Renounce worldly passionate greed and ambition, desire and lust.
Renounce spiritual greed and ambition, students recruiting, ashram building, cult forming, follower and disciple hoarding.
Renounce the outgoing tendency of the mind.
Renounce interference towards others’ diverse way of living, thinking, belief, values, practice, judgment, action, inaction, reaction, non-reaction, behavior, and so on. What others do with their life, their energy, their body and mind, is their own freedom and responsibility.
Renounce the urge to change or control the world and everything to be the way that I like it to be, or the way that I think how it should be.
Renounce extremity of laziness/idleness and restlessness, over fasting and over eating, rigidness and slackness, austerity and indulgence, and etc, without comparing with one another, as what is extreme for one might be moderate for another, and vice versa.
Renounce chasing after sympathy, empathy, love, attention, support, recognition, acknowledgement, accreditation, appreciation, praise, compliment, agreement, approval, friendship, companionship, enjoyment of the senses, name, title, entitlement, fame, respect, authorization, power or wealth.
Renounce intention, aspiration and inspiration.
Renounce self-idolization, self-glorification, self-boasting, self-flattering.
Renounce duality of what the worldly social/cultural/religious/political thinking and belief categorized as good/bad, right/wrong, positive/negative, happiness/unhappiness, meaningfulness/meaninglessness, success/failure, praise/condemn, respectfulness/disrespectfulness, deserving/undeserving, and so on.
Renounce the sense of confidence, self-esteem, self-worth and meaningfulness.
Renounce the sense of humiliation, guilt and shame.
Renounce the sense of being hurt, intimidated, belittled, insulted, disrespected, bullied, piteous, ill-treated, and etc. Understanding that all kinds of human beings action and behavior that resulting in hurting/disturbing/violating some others are deriving from ignorance and mental illness/corruption, and hence, need not be determined by the products of ignorance existing in the world. Being ignorant is not a crime, or sin, or punishment deserving, but it would lead to many ignorant actions and reactions that bring along further ignorant consequences, and all minds perceiving this impermanent selfless worldly life existence of names and forms are under the influence of ignorance, unless the mind realizes ignorance in itself and be initiated to be free from ignorance.
Renounce grief and sorrow.
Renounce the sense of boredom, meaninglessness and loneliness.
Renounce clinging towards the world of impermanent selfless names and forms of the mind perception of worldly life existence.
Renounce ignorance and the consequence of ignorance.
Renounce physical, mental and emotional dependency, unless one is suffering from physical, mental or emotional illness/malfunction/disability.
Renounce worldly egoistic freedom or satisfaction deriving from the gratification of passionate egoistic desire of craving and aversion, by attaining/experiencing what I like and want or desire, and not getting/experiencing what I dislike and doesn’t want or doesn’t desire.
Renounce political involvement, power accumulating, leadership or grouping.
Renounce any form of ‘legal’ and ‘illegal’ gangsterism and its similarity, such like worldly authorization is one kind of ‘legally approved’ and ‘supported by most people’ gangsterism which seizes power, possession and control over certain land, space, resources and the people on earth, and then collect money in the form of tax from the people with the excuse in return with providing public services, certain kinds of benefit, legal documentation/recognition/privilege/rights and certain degree of protection, while generate separateness and discrimination in the society to create fear and hatred among each other, creating the best situation for the authority to be in business by keeping in power to dominate the society and exploiting natural resources and manpower, by harassing, oppressing, torturing, persecuting and prosecuting anyone who appear to be ‘illegal’, ‘disrespecting’, ‘disobeying’, ‘going against’ the authority.
What to embrace in renunciation?
Embrace dispassion, solitude and seclusion in silence.
Embrace quieting and purifying the mind.
Embrace living/being in the present.
Embrace open-mindedness and generosity.
Embrace patience, perseverance, determination, forbearance, tolerance, acceptance, adjustment, adaptation and accommodation.
Embrace calmness, clarity, correct understanding, contentment, simplicity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, non-violence, non-possessiveness, non-authorization, non-separateness and non-discrimination.
Embrace non-attachment, non-identification, non-craving, non-aversion, non-judgment, non-comparison, non-expectation.
Embrace selfless compassionate kindness that is void of attachment, identification, intention and expectation.
Embrace self-inquiry and investigation towards the truth of everything, being uninfluenced by personal likes and dislikes, agreements and disagreements deriving from worldly social/cultural/religious/political thinking and belief.
Embrace physical, mental and emotional independence as much as possible unless due to deform, injury, sickness or old age, one has no choice but has to be dependent on some others physically or mentally for certain things in this limited impermanent and selfless life existence.
Embrace right discrimination or wisdom that removes the veil of ignorance and leads to non-separateness and non-discrimination.
Embrace peace and harmony.
Embrace nature and the law of nature.
Embrace the truth of impermanence and selflessness.
Embrace everything as it is, not necessarily the way that I think how it should be and the way that I desire it to be, respecting the perceived names and forms, conditions and situations as they are, not necessarily pleasant or desirable, without being determined or disturbed by pleasant/unpleasant, desirable/undesirable perception of names and forms or experiences.
Embrace the yearning for liberation.
Embrace true freedom or liberation, being free from ignorance, egoism, impurities and suffering.
Embrace unconditional peace, being free from ignorance, egoism and impurities, being undetermined, unaffected, uninfluenced, undisturbed by the mind perception of different qualities of impermanent and selfless names and forms perceived through the senses.
Embrace self-effort, self-control, self-discipline, self-introspection and self-realization.
Embrace oneness, non-separateness, namelessness, formlessness, attributelessness.
Embrace annihilation of the modification of the mind.