Renunciation is the wise path trod by the devotee who willingly gives up the lesser for the greater. He relinquishes passing sense pleasures for the sake of eternal joys. Renunciation is not an end in itself, but clears the ground for the manifestation of soul qualities. No one should fear the rigours of self-denial; the spiritual blessings that follow are great and incomparable.
– Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda,
“God Talks With Arjuna – The Bhagavad Gita”