Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Sat May 20 00:52:33 CDT 2006
On Sat, 13 May 2006, Sylvain wrote:
> Regarding "renunciation", which sanskrit word means it best ? tyAga ?,
> nivRitti-mArga ?, vairAgya ?
> Are these names synonyms ?
tyAga is relinquishing ownership. Its origins are in sacrificial
concepts. When one makes an offering, it is followed up by a statement
that the offering is for some God not for oneself. From this it expanded
to mean relingushing all material posessions.
nivRitti-mArga is the whole process of decreasing attachment that
culminates in renunciation.
Vairagya is dispassion. A lack of interest in worldly ambitions which is
the key to renunciation.
I would agree that sannyasa most directly means renunciation.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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