25. Renunciation

Lord Supreme,
Do I need earth-renunciation
To love You more?
"My son,
Do I need Love-perfection
To claim you more?"

Lord Supreme,
Tell me the difference
Between my body-renunciation
And my soul-renunciation.
"My son,
Your body-renunciation
Is your clever cry for an immediate escape.
Your soul-renunciation
Is the invention of your ignorance-dream.

"Son, do you love Me?
Then do not renounce,
Do not reject.
Son, do you need Me?
Then accept and perfect."