Srimad Bhagavad Gita -Ramanujacharya 532

Srimad Bhagavad Gita -Ramanujacharya

Chapter-18 Mokṣa Sannyāsa Yogaḥ


arjuna uvāca

saṃnyāsasya mahābāho tattvam icchāmi veditum |
tyāgasya ca hṛṣīkeśa pṛthak keśiniṣūdanam || 1 ||

Arjuna said:

1. I desire to know the decisive truth about the difference between renunciation (Sannyāsa) and
relinquishment (Tyāga) O Krishna.


Both renunciation and relinquishment as means for Liberation are enjoined in the Scriptures. Arjuna wants to know whether Tyāga and Sannyāsa are synonymous or not. “Do these two terms Sannyāsa and Tyāga have different meanings or do they signify the same thing? If they signify different things, I want to know their characteristics. If they are synonymous, their identical nature should be explained”.


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