Consecration and Renunciation

As rivers flow into the ocean but cannot make the vast ocean overflow, so flow the streams of the sense-world into the sea of peace that is the sage.  But it is not so with the desirer of desires.

They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of “I,” “me,” and “mine” to be united with the Lord.  This is the supreme state.  Attain to this, and pass from death to immortality.

The Bhagavad Gita, The Illumined Man, 2:70-72

Those who achieve holy indifference will remain unchanged even by a flood of “wealth.”  He will not be spoiled who truly consecrates all his possessions to God.

PS: Any suggestions for a good translation of the Gita?  The version I have was fine when I was 14, but I find the clumsy language more distracting now than I did then.

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