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Renunciation: The Finer Points of Detachment Part 1

    “ Y aṁ yaṁ vāpi smaran bhāvaṁ tyajatyante kalevaram ,   Taṁ tam evaiti kaunteya sadā tad- bhāva - bhāvitaḥ .”   (Bhagavat Geeta 8.6)     Meaning: Whatever one remembers while leaving the body at the time of death, O son of Kunti, one attains that state, being always absorbed in such contemplation.     One might think that he will think about good things or Krishna while dying only. What is the need to do bhajan all his life? But the truth is that one remembers at the time of death what he has always contemplated in his life. The most prevalent samskara engulfs the mind at the time of death. If a person is attached t o any person, object, title, sensual pleasure, etc., he will think about the same before his death.       “Anta- kāle cha mām eva smaran muktvā kalevaram ,   Yaḥ prayāti sa mad- bhāvaṁ yāti nāstyatra sanśhayaḥ .”   (Bhagavat Geeta 8.5)   Meaning: Those who leave the body while remembering Me at the moment of death will come to Me. There is certai