As one by one you detach yourself from the things of the world you are
saved from pain in respect of it:
Attachment being a source of pain, every renouncement is a step towards
true happiness. It need not be done all at one time. Spreading it out does not lose the
advantage. Nor need renunciation wait until you are prepared to renounce all. As each
thing is renounced, to that extent pain is escaped.
The absence of something to that extent makes it easier to give it up wholly, i.e.,
even the thought of it. Possession tends to hold the mind in delusion and therefore is a
hindrance to true knowledge.