Vairagya - an essential subject

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Vairāgya translates to 'renunciation'. In order to make spiritual progress, one needs to detach himself from this material world with full knowledge of renunciation, not just for show. It has been stated in the Bhagavad-gītā that the more one hears about Kṛṣṇa, the more one becomes enlightened and detached from everything that draws the mind away from Kṛṣṇa. By detaching the mind from activities not devoted to the Lord, one can very easily learn vairāgya. Thus, vairāgya also means detachment from matter and sense gratification, and engagement of the mind in spirit.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Vairagya category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.


   
 

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