Chapter 23: Freedom & The Fire of Self-Knowledge
Stage Three of Non-Attachment
“Death is the great equalizer, a reminder that no matter what, ultimately none of us is in control.”
Chanti says, "The last stage of vairagya is the surrender to all that is infinite and embracing “oneness with the Supreme.” At the beginning of this chapter Natasha’s story narrates the underlying fear most of us live with, the fear of death. Our culture doesn’t really touch upon death so to say we are afraid of it may not cross our minds very often. Death is a surrender of everything that defines us: our body, emotions, job, family, possessions; everything that is finite and temporary. The Yoga Sutras tell us that fear of death is the source of all fears. In this stage of vairagya we surrender from the attachment to life."
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