The Duties of Vanaprasthis and Sannyasins
He should take such alms to the river, tank or lake outside the village. He should take a bath and purify his food by sprinkling with water and offer portions to the deities and all creatures and silently all that remains without saying anything.
He should wander on this earth alone without attachment to anybody, with mind and senses under control. His sport and enjoyment should be in his Self only. He should find recreation and delight in his Self only. He should find recreation and delight in his own Atman only. He should see all objects a like. He should have equal vision and see Brahman to be one and the same every where.
The sage should resort to a lonely, secured and congenial spot and should contemplate on Brahman as identical with Me, with his mind purified by intense devotion to Me.
He should reflect on the nature of his bondage and release through the light of knowledge. Bondage consists in the distraction of the senses and release consists in becoming free from their control. His contemplation will convince him that the knowledge of his unity with Brahman is emancipation and that absence of the same identity with the body creates egoism and Karma or bondage. He realises that actions with desire for gratification of the senses creates bondage and that restraint of the senses leads to salvation.