Prasadachitta wrote:ezzirah wrote: I have said many times on various posts what gets renounced is suffering, not the responsibilities of this life.
Just my 1 1/2 cent....
I think we need to find out in our experience what the cause of suffering is. Then renounce that. Its easy to think about renouncing suffering but the causes are more difficult to discern.
And one may find out that the thought "responsibilities of this life" is one of the causes if there are actually no other people being directly dependent on what oneself is doing or not doing.
But if there are other people being directly dependent on what oneself is doing or not doing then of course suspension of factual responsibilities may be a cause of future suffering.