TYAGA AND VAIRAGYA (Renunciation and Dispassion)


A GHOST sought a companion. It is said that a man who dies on a Saturday or Tuesday becomes ghost, Therefore, whenever the ghost saw anybody fall from a roof or stumble and faint on the road on either side of those days, he would run to him, hoping that the man, through an accidental death, would become a ghost and be his companion. But such was his ill luck that everyone revived. The poor thing could not get a companion.

It is very difficult to find a person who has totally renounced the world. (117)