Under the veil of ignorance and egoism, the observation of renunciation and dispassion is being seen as a form of selfishness, or even madness, by the worldly passionate egoistic minds.
Either it's coming from the practitioner itself, or it's coming from the family and friends of the practitioners, thinking and believing that being dispassionate or disinterested towards all kinds of selfless impermanent names and forms even if without the observation of renunciation, is something weird, abnormal, selfish, unhealthy or insane, not to say, if the practitioner also renounced the engagement in worldly passionate egoistic social, cultural, spiritual or religious affairs, family ties, social connections, communications, interactions and activities.
It's even more complicated, if the practitioner also renounced its worldly personal duty and responsibility towards the immediate family members, under certain reasonable circumstances, where either there are no immediate family members of elders or physical and mental illness sufferers that are financially, physically and mentally dependence, or the young children have already achieved financial, physical and mental independence, or there is somebody else would be willingly to take over the duty and responsibility from the practitioner to be looking after the elders or certain immediate family members that are financially, physically or mentally dependence, in order to be fully focusing on its practice to conquer the selfless restless impure modification of the mind.
If the mind is void of ignorance and egoism and the suffering deriving from ignorance and egoism, or it has already conquered its own restless impure modification of the mind, being free from ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, and thus, it is being free from all kinds of mental or emotional suffering or disturbance, where it is resting in unconditional peace, not being determined by the mind perception towards all kinds of selfless impermanent qualities of names and forms, towards the absence and presence of pleasant and unpleasant, easy and difficult, desirable and undesirable life experiences, relationships, interactions, conditions and situations and impermanent changes, then this mind doesn't need to renounce anything, or to excuse oneself from certain worldly personal duty and responsibility in order to be looking after the well-being of oneself before one can truly look after all and everyone selflessly, effortlessly and efficiently.
As if under the influence of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, the mind is being over-whelmed, over-powered, disturbed and hammered by certain 'heavy burden' of personal duty and responsibility of looking after certain immediate family members who are financially, physically, mentally dependence, on top of being determined by the mind perception towards all kinds of selfless impermanent qualities of names and forms, towards the absence and presence of pleasant and unpleasant, easy and difficult, desirable and undesirable life experiences, relationships, interactions, conditions and situations and impermanent changes, then it is better and important for this mind to be looking after the over-all physical and mental well-being of itself, before it can perform all its personal duty and responsibility to be looking after some others, regardless of closed family members or the surrounding community, efficiently, without loosing one's over-all physical and mental well-being, while affecting all and everyone, as well as its duty and responsibility towards itself and some others, under the influence of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness.
Nobody is going to have peace and harmony in general, not the mind that is performing its duty and responsibility to be looking after itself and some others, and not those who are being looking after by this mind that is not well physically and mentally, where the mind itself is struggling and drowning in certain mental and emotional disturbance and suffering, where this mind itself also needed to be looked after by some others, upon loosing its own physical and mental health, due to the presence of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness.
Similarly, in the society, or in the world of many diversities.
It might, and most probably will cause many unnecessary adverse consequences when the minds are being affectionate and ambitious of having the aspiration to be influencing, empowering, looking after and caring towards many others in the society under the influence of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, to become socially active influential and powerful leaders, teachers or influencers, if the mind is unwell, void of wisdom that leads to right discrimination or correct understanding that give rise to immovable unconditional peace in oneself, but it is suffering from certain mental and emotional disturbance and corruption, or having incorrect thinking and understanding arising from ignorance and egoism that leads to unrest, dissatisfaction, fear, discontentment and greed in oneself, that give rise to corrupted damaging ideas, desires, aspirations, practices, behaviors, actions and reactions, that give rise to damaging consequences unto oneself and others and the surrounding environment, under the influence of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, because the mind didn't look after itself properly, to be free from all that.
By understanding this, the mind will know that the observation of renunciation and dispassion is the true compassion and the greatest form of unselfishness, and it's the highest duty and responsibility of all minds, to be first looking after the over-all physical and mental well-being of oneself, before one can truly perform all kinds of duties and responsibilities towards all the others in the world of diversities, selflessly, wisely, compassionately, effortlessly and efficiently.
Renunciation and dispassion has nothing to do with being a nun or monk, living in an ashram or temple with the community of nuns or monks. As real renunciation and dispassion, or the basic mental and emotional independence, self-discipline and self-control, might not exist in many of those who became nuns or monks, living in an ashram or temple with the community of nuns or monks.
Looking after oneself is also nothing to do with self-pampering in pleasurable luxurious material, physical, mental and sensual enjoyments. Unfortunately, that is a common misunderstanding or corruption in the world of yoga.
Upon the annihilation of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, one is a true and selfless son/daughter, parent, sibling, friend, lover, partner, member of the society, teacher, leader, influencer or inspiration to all and everyone, unconditionally, indiscriminately, selflessly and intentionlessly.
All minds that aspire to become leaders, teachers or influencers, or even before getting into any kinds of commitment, friendship, relationship, family building and have children, need to first look after their own physical and mental well-being, to have certain degrees of correct understanding, self-awareness and self-control, that give rise to certain degrees of peace and harmony in oneself, and not necessarily it has to be attaining self-realization or the complete annihilation of ignorance, egoism, impurities and restlessness, although it would be much better if that happens.
It's very energy exhausting to be kind to the mind that is completely lost, losing the basic clarity of thinking, correct understanding, self-awareness and self-control, that blames all and everyone and everything as the cause of its suffering and disturbed unrest states of mind, where most sights, sounds, smells, tastes, sensations, memories and imaginations are extremely painful to the sensitive mind, where the mind is constantly under the state of self-protectiveness and defensiveness, where most disagreeable actions and reactions of others are being perceived as something 'disturbing', 'offensive', 'belittling', 'bullying', 'threatening' and 'hurtful' to the prideful ignorant disturbed mind, except for specific 'agreeable' treatments that it likes, and in the way that it desires, and it always needs to be in control of others to be in certain way that is desirable and agreeable to oneself, while ceaselessly longing to be receiving affection, admiration, attention, agreement, acknowledgment, recognition, praise and compliment from others.
Being compassionate towards such minds, doesn't mean that one should be empowering such mental corruptions, but allowing such minds to be aware of what is going on in themselves, and have the opportunity and initiation to come out from such suffering. There's nothing anyone can do to help, if the mind is completely unaware, no matter how. There's nothing wrong or to be guilty about, towards letting go such minds, not to waste any energy into that, and focusing on looking after oneself and others, that still have certain degrees of awareness.
If people think and believe that the highest duty and responsibility of humanity, and the highest meaning of life existence, is about something else other than the attainment of self-realization and liberation from ignorance and egoism and/or the suffering deriving from ignorance and egoism, that's their freedom of thinking, understanding, beliefs, values, practices and desires.
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