The Perfection of Renunciation

The Commentary to the “Basket of Conduct” defines the perfection of renunciation as follows:

“Renunciation (nekkhamma) has the characteristic of departing from sense
pleasures and existence;

its function is to verify the unsatisfactoriness they involve;

its manifestation is the withdrawal from them;

a sense of spiritual urgency (sanvega) is its proximate cause.”


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