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What requirements (if any) of being a Hindu apply to Sannyasis? [duplicate]

I believe they are required to break their connections with their family when they take Sannyasa - are they required to carry out any duties / obligations of being Hindu?
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

I have seen many Sannyasis (especially Swaminarayan) that don't look at women unless it's by accident. What is the cause behind this aversive behavior?
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Why do we bury dead body of a Sannyasi rather than burn it?

I have heard many times that if there is any funeral then probably we burn the deceased person. But in case of death of a Sannyasi we do not burn his body rather bury in the ground. This is even ...
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Meaning of inaction in action and action in inaction in Bhagavadgita 4.18

Where is the meaning of "inaction in action and action in inaction" in Bhagavadgita 4.18 ? karmany akarma yah pasyed akarmani ca karma yah sa buddhiman manusyesu > sa > yuktah krtsna-karma-krt ...
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According to Hinduism who is right about free will (Vivekananda or Chanakya)?

Swami Vivekananda says "nothing is impossible you can do anything and everything, believe in that". Chanakya (Kautilya) says "fate can't be changed you have to face your bhagya". Interesting thing is ...
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Will Brahmacharis (life long bachelors) get moksha?

It is said that we have to clear our debts towards parents and ancestors (Pitru Runa) by begetting children before we can attain moksha. But people who take Brahmacharya don't marry. Will these ...
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What is Yoga according to Bhagavad Gita?

What is the meaning of Yoga according to Gita? Is there different types of Yoga? Significance of the word "Yoga" used many times in Bhagavat Gita?
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According to Hinduism, which is better way of living: Nishkama Karma or Nishkarmata (Akarma)?

Please, could you give a practical example of how to live daily life with nishkama karma vs nishkarmata (akarma).
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What is more important Self Realization or Responsibilities towards family?

According to Vedas what is more important Self Realization or Responsibilities towards family? Reason I am asking this is because we have read that Gautam Buddha left everything like his kingdom, his ...
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How practical it is for a person to give up material needs and become spiritual?

What do the Vedas and Bhagavad Gita say about how, one, who wants to devote himself completely to God and give away material success and happiness, should earn a living just enough to have food two ...