When Gandhi was asked to sum up the secret of his life in three words, he said . . . "Renounce and enjoy." Only when we renounce all selfish attachment, he meant, can we really enjoy anything in life. I would go farther and say, "Renounce and rejoice." When we renounce our petty, finite ego in living for the welfare of all, we find infinite joy. In self-naughting we gain the joy of self-mastery and the limitless capacity to love others more than we love ourselves.

Eknath Easwaran, The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living: Volume 1