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Accept Sannyasa


Ramananda suggested that we give up practicing the rules of varnashrama-dharma and take sannyasa. Acceptance of sannyasa means to renounce materialistic life, and in doing so one has to engage fully in the devotional service of Godhead. In support of this idea, Ramananda quoted the above shloka from the Shrimad-Bhagavatam. He also supported his suggestion with another shloka from the Bhagavad-gita (18.66):


sarva-dharman parityajya

mam ekam sharanam vraja

aham tvam sarva-papebhyo

mokshayishyami ma shucah


Here, the Personality of Godhead desires that everyone give up all other religious considerations and engage wholly and solely in following Him exclusively. I will protect you from all difficulties arising out of renouncing all other engagements. You have nothing to fear.