It’s that time of year again when we need to ask for your help to keep this important project going. Behind the scenes at Krishna.com you’ll find a dedicated team of devotees who work on improving the website, adding new content, taking care of thousands of visitors and their inquiries each month. You’ll also find an office building under renovation, with insurance, property taxes and utility bills. It’s that time of year when we need to pay our annual fees for hosting Krishna.com on several web servers. Every good endeavor requires some money to continue, so also Krishna.com. Please help us spread Sri Krishna’s message on the Internet by contributing a donation. You can give a one-time gift, or become a monthly patron. Click here. (Thank you!)

BG Chap 18 - Difference between sannyāsa and tyāga according to the learned

The learned know that sannyāsa means to give up all activities based on material desire (kāmya karma), such as putreṣṭi (sacrifices for gaining sons) and jyotiṣṭoma (for going to heavenly planets).This implies that one should not give up nitya-karma (daily obligatory activities) such as daily fire sacrifice and sandhya worship. Tyāga means to renounce the results of all activities – daily obligatory (nitya-karma) and out of personal desire (kāmya-karma) rather than giving up the activities themselves. One of the results of nitya-karma is to go to Pitṛloka. Thus sannyāsa means to give up kāmya-karmas completely, and to give up the results of nitya-karmas. Tyāga means to perform all actions, but to give up the desire for results of all those activities.