When we let go of things, we find freedom and happiness. Renouncing simplifies life and makes more time for things that are important. Renouncing things brings joy, understanding, and freedom. In order to live a simple life and achieve enlightenment, Buddhist traditions emphasize the need for renunciation. Meditation is a practice that can help you deal with your emotions, renounce your attachments to your body, and experience peace and freedom before death. Becoming a monk or nun freed you from your desires, allows you to connect with people more easily, and give you a sense of inner peace and strength.
This dhamma talk was originally recorded on cassette tape on 6th July 2001. It has now been remastered and published by the Everyday Dhamma Network, and will be of interest to his many fans.
These talks by Ajahn Brahm have been recorded and made available for free distribution by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. You can support the Buddhist Society of Western Australia by pledging your support via their Patreon page.