renunciation is a gradual training. i dont watch tv, listen to music except once in a blue moon, and am hardly sexual. this happens when you train the mind, and also, when you experience even the transience of higher happinesses, like that of charity, yes it makes the mind happy, but even that is temporary. so my mind turned elsewhere to compassion. use clear comprehension and think does listening to an hour of music because im bored fit in with my aims in life, or will 30 or so minutes of meditation or helping around the house be more beneficial. you can ask does this action increase greed, hatred, and delusion? will this action be of benefit for myself and others? in terms of actually renouncing, try not to think maybe i want it maybe i dont, just let the craving arise then let it pass, the middle path is renunciation.if you stop all your pleasures cold turkey it may back fire, and then you pig out on all kinds of sense pleasures and cause the mind too much suffering. so see what feels like the right amount of renunciation for you, push yourself some, but dont push yourself too hard or it will backfire. if ive said anything wrong please correct me anyone.
nothing can destroy a man who has lived a pure life