CHAPTER  XI RENUNCIATION RENUNCIATION:In this chapter the entire effacement of thought is said to be the only true sannyasa (renunciation*). Sannyasa or renunciation is not the discarding of external things but of the ego. To such renouncers* (sannyasins) there exists no difference between solitude and active life. The Rishi Vasistha says: ‘Just as a man, whose mind is preoccupied, is not aware of what is in front of him, so also the Sage, though engaged in work, is not the doer thereof, because his mind is immersed in the Self…

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