Category Archives: Renunciation, Detachment

Being Detached: Affectionately

The Gurbani asks to strive for affectionate detachment (Bairaag-ਬੈਰਾਗ),  and then practice it in daily life. What’s detachment? Detachment (or non-attachment) implies a state of the mind that springs from …

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Householder or Bairaagee

Householder = ਗ੍ਰਹੀ, ਘਰ-ਗ੍ਰਿਹਸਤੀ ਵਾਲਾ, ਘਰ-ਬਾਰੀ, one who lives the householder’s life, the head of a household… Bairaagee (ਬੈਰਾਗੀ) = Recluse, a hermit, anchorite, renunciate, retired from the society, detached …

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Renunciation Defined

What is renunciation (Sannyaas, Suniyas, Sanyas, ਤਿਆਗ…)? Is it wandering around wearing saffron robes or other peculiar garbs? Does it mean running away from the society? Is it the self-inflicted …

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