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Title: Sanyasa in Kali yuga

User: Igor     Date: 2007-04-11 14:07:18


Nityananda GAuranga Hare Krsna 


In Brahma-vaivarta purana there is one verse


asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam

devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet


    ive things are forbidden in the age of Kali ?horse-sacrifice, cow-sacrifice, acceptance of sannyasa, offering flesh to the forefathers and begetting a child in the womb of the wife of one elder brother.?(Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Krsna-jnama Khanda 185.180).


So it may be strange to hear that sanyasa is forbiden in this age of Kali.(or it means impersonalists -ekadanda sanyasa) Could you please tell us something more about that.

Thank you.

Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krsna


Title: Re: Sanyasa in Kali yuga

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-04-11 19:54:48


The forbidden injunction in Kali Yuga is for the two other kinds of sannyaasa: karma sannyaasa (sannyasa taken to make a living) and for gyaana sannyaasa (advaitist sanyaasa to try to become one with God). The Vaishnava Tridandi Sannyaasa is recommended in Kali Yuga for chanting and preaching the Holy Names as the Holy Names are the only hope for Kali Yuga. I have answered this question in further detail previously also. You can search the NITAI Veda. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!