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Can someone become truly renounced simply as a result of being depressed with material life, or is renunciation only possible for highly educated spiritualists?

by Laxmimoni dasi

True renunciation means giving up the desire for personal sense gratification and working only to satisfy the senses of the Lord. One who gives up something because they don't want to suffer is still acting for personal sense gratification. Thinking that, "I want to avoid suffering" is a selfish motive, and therefore not true renunciation. It will be temporary and will not result in self-realization.