The are a lot of misconceptions about what is and what is not a sannyasin…
All I can present bellow is not quite my view, but something I agree with strongly. And as always Osho is the greatest source of inspiration when it comes to all things Nagual related 🙂
There is nothing to oppose the world to a sannyasin. The only thing to be left behind is the ego, the ignorance, the “I am” identification. I know this sounds like a cheap movie quote… but who really cares what it sounds like if this is the ultimate way. To be a sannyasin does not mean to give up on your life, it means to know yourself, to live at the fullest. The world remains as it is, we are the ones changing, we start watching inwards. The awakened one doesn’t need to give up on anything, everything which is vain will fall down like a dead leaf.
The search for the truth beyond all veils is not “for” or “against” the “world”; this search is related directly to the real identity of the human being. It’s more like an alchemical sublimation, changing lead into gold, thru a leap beyond any possible explanation.
Sannyas is like a rebirth, a genesis under the light of the real know-what process. Do not get me wrong, using words like “light” or “genesis” are just a means to approximate a process, a happening, a walk on the blade of the katana… And words in fact cannot describe the final leap.
And sannyas, the search, the breathing, the look-inside-process is growing progressively in the one who seeks, the one who had a glimpse of what is beyond the veil. Sannyas does not impose anything, it is just a mean to open up your eyes and heart, to give up on attachments, links and chains, excuses and masks. And once again we turn to the time factor, just leave the past to be and feel the present. The future will unfold as needed, but every temporal wave is just another opportunity to be the ultimate observer, up or down, lost in the ocean of existence. Just observe.
So many words, so many ideas come and go, like clouds on the sky mirror. It’s time to stop. Always for me, always for the ones who feel the call. That’s all I know, stopping the inner flow of thoughts is the sannyas way, the rest will come to overflow whatever is left in this life. I write here and now in a state of observance, a state where all that comes in this mind passes by the unthinking judge and sides by whatever “I” call “I”. Is a wonderful opportunity for me to watch and learn from whatever the mind spits out.
That’s it for now, a second step I could say, but who’s there to count? Who’s there to hear the sound of a single clapping hand?
“You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied; something or other will remain to be changed. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect.” – Osho