Vishaya in general means that which holds your…

Vishaya in general means that which holds your attention. Here we are talking about that which will grab you and take you into life after life. When is anything considered a vishaya? It is considered a vishaya if you become greedy or infatuated with it. Otherwise it is not a vishaya. Therefore, everything you see in this world is not vishaya but if you become greedy or obsessed with it then it is called vishaya.

-Dadashri

O Earth my mother O Wind my father…

O Earth, my mother! O Wind, my father! O Fire, my friend! O Water, my good relative! O sky, my brother! Here is my last salutation to you with clasped hands! Having cast away infatuation with its wonderful power, by means of an amplitude of pure knowledge resplendent with merits developed through my association with you all, I now merge in Supreme Brahman.

-Verse 100, Vairagya Shatak

In enjoyment there is the fear of disease…

In enjoyment, there is the fear of disease;
In social position, the fear of fall;
In wealth, the fear of hostile kings;
In honour, the fear of humiliation;
In strength, the fear of enemies;
In beauty, the fear of old age;
In scriptural erudition, the fear of opponents;
In virtue, the fear of seducers;
In the body, the fear of death.

All the things of the world pertaining to men are attended with fear.
Renunciation alone is fearless.

-Verse 31, Vairagya Shatak

https://ia802605.us.archive.org/28/items/VairagyaShatakam/VairagyaSatakam.pdf

Never forget and teach to your children that…

Never forget and teach to your children that as is the difference between a firefly and the blazing sun, between the infinite ocean and a little pond, between a mustard seed and the mountain Meru, such is the difference between the householder and the sannyasin!

Swami Vivekananda of the Puri order

Is it possible to live abundantly with nothing…

Is it possible to live abundantly with nothing, no home, a beggar without a country? Look, God has sent you someone to show you by his example that is possible. I have no home, country, wife, or children, but only earth and heaven and a simple blanket. But I am happy. I am not anxious. I am free. Look friends, how I have nothing and need nothing. See, I am a homeless, landless exile; and yet I live more free from troubles than all the rich and powerful.

Epictetus

आवारा हूँ – Awaara Hoon Lyrics

आवारा हूँ, आवारा हूँ
या गर्दिश में हूँ, आसमान का तारा हूँ

घरबार नहीं, संसार नहीं, मुझ से किसी को प्यार नही
उस पार किसी से मिलने का इकरार नही
सुनसान नगर, अन्जान डगर का प्यारा हूँ

आबाद नहीं बरबाद सही, गाता हूँ खुशी के गीत मगर
ज़ख़्मों से भरा सीना है मेरा, हसती है मगर ये मस्त नज़र
दुनिया, दुनिया मैं तेरे तीर का या तकदीर का मारा हूँ

Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe Jeevat He Karo Aas…

Jeevat Samjhe Jeevat Bujhe, Jeevat He Karo Aas
Jeevat Karam Ki Fansi Na Kaati, Mue Mukti Ki Aas

Alive one sees, alive one knows, find your liberation while alive
If Alive you do not cut the noose of your attachments , how will there be liberation with death?

You need to wake up while you are alive; it is your only chance. You need to drop the ties of attachments to illusory things that bind you in illusion. This can only be done while alive, death is not a liberator.

The golden begging bowl

The great Buddhist saint Nagarjuna moved around naked except for a loincloth and, incongruously, a golden begging bowl gifted to him by the King, who was his disciple.

One night he was about to lie down to sleep among the ruins of an ancient monastery when he noticed a thief lurking behind one of the columns. “Here, take this,” said Nagarjuna, holding out the begging bowl. That way you won’t disturb me once I have fallen asleep.”

The thief eagerly grabbed the bowl and made off – only to return next morning with the bowl and a request. He said, “When you gave away this bowl so freely last night, you made me feel very poor. Teach me how to acquire the riches that make this kind of light-hearted detachment possible.”