Vow of Complete Renunciation
From now on, I embrace as the only purpose of my life the search for God.
I will never take a partner, or, if I am married, I will look upon my partner as belonging only to Thee, Lord. In any case, I am complete in myself, and in myself will merge all the opposites of duality.
I no longer exist as a separate entity, but offer my life unreservedly into Thy great Ocean of Awareness.
I accept nothing as mine, no one as mine, no talent, no success, no achievement as my own, but everything as Thine alone.
I will feel that not only the fruit of my labor, but the labor itself, is only Thine. Act through me always, Lord, to accomplish Thy design.
I am free in Thy joy, and will rejoice forever in Thy blissful presence.
Help me in my efforts to achieve perfection in this, my holy vow. For I have no goal in life but to know Thee, and to serve as Thy channel of blessing to all mankind.
Chapter 18: An Invitation to Swamis