Mental renunciation


Questioner: How can one get away from material things if one is forced by one’s nature to put the main accent in life on them?

BABA: I don’t believe in external renunciation, and for the West particularly, it is impractical and inadvisable. Renunciation should be mental. One should live in the world, perform all legitimate duties, and yet feel mentally detached from everything; one should be in the world but not of the world.

–Silent Teachings of Meher Baba, compiled and edited by Naosherwan Anzar, p137

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