Chapter VI

Renunciation (Pratyaichyana)

95. He, who having given up all forms of speech and having detached himself from (all) future (thought-activities), good or bad, meditates upon his own soul, (is said) to have renunciation.

96. That which is by nature all knowing, all conating, all powerful and all blissful is “I”. A right knower should realise himself as such.

97. That, which never gives up its own nature and never assumes any aspect of another’s nature; but knows and perceives all, is “I”. A right knower should realise himself as such.

98. The soul, which is free from (four kinds of) karmic bondage by karmas (Prakriti), by duration (sthiti), fruition intensity (anubhaga) and molecular (Pradesha), is “I”. (A right knower) should realise himself as such and should remain absorbed in that thought-activity only.

99. I renounce attachment and absorb myself in non-attachment, and the soul only is my support; I give up all the rest. (A right knower should realise himself as such).

100. Soul only (is) in my knowledge, soul (only) is in (my) belief and conduct, soul only (is) in (my) renunciation and soul (only is) in the stoppage of karmas and in pure, conscious-attentiveness (A right knower should realise himself as such).

101. Mundane soul is killed alone, is born alone, dies alone and alone becomes perfect after being liberated from karmas (A right knower should contemplate as such).

102. My soul is ever one, eternal, and having knowledge and conation as (its) differentia. All the other thought-activities are foreign to me, (because they arise out of soul’s) connection with other (substances).

103. Whatever wrong conduct is in me, I give up with three-fold activity (of body, speech and mind); and practise equanimity (Samayika) which is all (pure) and formless in three ways.

104. I have equanimity towards all living beings and I have no ill-feeling towards any of them. Giving up all desires, I resort to self-concentration.

105. He, who is free from passions, has controlled his senses and is brave, enterprising and afraid of birth and rebirth (is said) to practise happy renunciation.

106. Thus, the saint who is constantly engaged in distinguishing between soul and material karmas, can regularly pursue renunciation with certainty.