I know the worldly life is of no use. But there are desires hidden. How to get rid of these desires ?
[Answer for common man]
Those who have not yet come to the end of their enjoyments
should not renounce the world. They should try to perform their duties in a
detached way. Before you break the jack-fruit open, rub your hands with oil, so
that the sticky milk will not smear them. The maidservant in a rich man's house
performs all her duties, but her mind dwells on her home in the country. This
is an example of doing duty in a detached way. You should renounce the world
only in mind. But a sannyasi should renounce the world both inwardly and
Most people don't feel any longing for God unless they have
once passed through the experience of wealth, name, fame, creature comforts,
and the like, that is to say, unless they have seen through these enjoyments.
Dispassion is not possible unless there is satiety through
enjoyment. You can easily cajole a small child with candies or toys. But after
eating the candies and finishing its play, it cries, "I want to go to my
mother.' Unless you take the child to its mother, it will throw away the toy
and scream at the top of its voice.
Reference: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna