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Questions tagged [sannyasa]

Questions about Sannyasa (renunciation) the stage of Ashrama when one renounces the world and detaches from his social and family relations.

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What is the full form of this sloka?

To support His opinion that as per the scriptures, a sannyasin has NO restrictions on food, Sri Advaita Acharya, a friend of Lord Sri Chaitanya quotes the following part of a scriptural sloka: ...
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Do neo-Vedantins do the Prajapatya yajna enjoined in the Yajur Veda before entering sannyasa?

It is well known that Advaita sannyasis of Shankaracharya do the Prajapatya sacrifice enjoined in the Mahanarayana Upanishad of the Krishna Yajur Veda because they are a Vedic sampradaya. Manu 6.38 ...
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Do Advaitin Sannyasis bathe daily?

Do Advaitin Sannyasis who have renounced rituals bathe daily?
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What was Mahaprabhu's view on taking sannyasa?

Did Maahaprabhu Sri Chaitanya advise His followers to take sannyasa? What was His view on sannyasa? Did He give sannyasa to anybody? I am interested to know this because most of His followere in ...
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Does Shri Vaishnava sannyasa rules restrict their monks to enter into Shiva temples?

I read in a book on Kinkar Madhav Ramanuj Jeor that ShrinVaishnava saints are NOT permitted by the sect to enter into Shiva Temples. We know that both Shiva and Vishnu say in different scriptures ...
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Is the sannyasa lineage of Sri Adi Shankara Vedic or tantric?

According a biographer of Sri Ramakrishna (Vaikunthanath Sannyal : Sri Sri Ramakrishna Leelamrita), in the Vedic age, there were no FORMAL sannyasa. It was started by Sri Adi Sankaracharya 'most ...
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Is sannyasa a Vedic way of life? Is it recommended by the Vedas, the ten authentic Upanishads or Grhyasutras?

Sannyasa is BELIEVED to be the so called "fourth stage" of life, i.e after brahmacharya, grihastha, and vAnaprastha. However, when one has ALREADY moved to the forest in seclusion after retiring from ...
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Difference between Naishtika Brahmacharya and Sanyasa

What is the difference between Naishtika Brahmacharya and Sanyasa. Specifically in the context of 'Agni'. Since Sanyasa involves 'agni-tyaga'. Does Naishtika Brahmacharya also involve 'Agni-tyaga'?
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Which mimAmsa texts consider looking at sanyasins as sinful?

Quoting from the chapter "Mimangsa beliefs" of the book Hindu Dharma: The sannyasin deprives himself of karma ('karma- bhrashta'). To look at him is sinful and you must atone for it. To look at ...
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Is it a sin if one leaves his wife and children and take sannyasam?

From the sage Pattinathar and Raghavendra left the home and families (for example in the kaliyuga). I thought this is a sin and make a guilty feelings since families are only our depends and we ...
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Sannyasa after death

I hope you can help me as searching on Google has not helped that much. My father passed away in February. I wondered whether anyone knew whether the soul can take Sannyasa? My father identified with ...
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Can Sanyasa be given to non-Hindus?

https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1628976W/The_ochre_robe So that was young Leopold Fischer who landed in India with the sole desire of becoming a Sanyasi. (One has to be initiated into Sanyasashrama ...
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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 did Aadi Shankaracharya accept the Sanyasashram in his childhood?

Birth-24 years: Brahmcharyashram 24-48 years: Grihasthashram 48-72 years: Vanprashthashram 72- Till death: Sanyasashram Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashrama_(stage) I have also read in ...
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Why did krishna chaitanya criticise his own sanyasa sampradaya?

From another post we came to know that krishna chaitanya had taken sanyasa from dashanami sampradaya of sankaracharya. However, why would someone join a sampradaya to which he is opposed to ? ...
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In which scriptures are found the rituals for Sannyasa initiation?

The Vedas (Samhitas) do not talk about Sannyasa at all, so they won't have them. The principle Upanishads (13/14 of them) also do not have them, but they do mention the word "Sannyasa". Then, in ...
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Do any scriptures apart from the Brahmavaivarta Purana forbid sannyasa?

The Brahmavaivarta Purana, Krishna-Janma-Khanda 185.180 states: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet Five things are forbidden in the age ...
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Why certain impurities (related to birth/death) are considered to be as ever lasting in a Sannyasi's life?

The Maitreya Upanishad, which is regarded as one of the Sannyasa Upanishads, gives two interesting reasons as to why a Sannyasi can not perform Sandhya worship. Among which,one reason is related to ...
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Does a Sannyasi have a caste? Or it gets dissolved upon taking Sannyasa?

Usually, during taking Sannyasa, a Sannyasi discards his sacred thread by throwing it into the fire pit. Similarly, he discards his crown tuft (the Shikha). 1.Does that mean he has lost his caste (by ...
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What are the different sampradayams (traditions) followed by the mutts established by Adi Shankara?

In his lifetime, Adi Shankara established four amnaya peethams in four directions of India and appointed his chief disciples as the pontiffs. (Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is also established by Adi ...
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Can Sannyasis accept meat as bhiksha?

In Buddhism, the two main sects: Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism is divided on what kind of food can be accepted by monks as bhiksha. The Theravada sect believes that Buddha sanctioned the ...
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What is the substitute for sikhA for a sannyAsi who wants to perform Vedic rituals?

According to the answers given here, a SannyAsi can perform Vedic rituals even after taking SannyAsa. Now, the first purificatory rite that precedes all Vedic rituals is the act of sipping water ...
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Are shudras allowed to take up sanyasa?

Vedantins consider Sanyasa the path of liberation and most of their acharyas have taken up sanyasa in order to attain jnana. If so then are shudras also allowed to take up sanyasa for the pursuit of ...
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Why there is a difference in rules and regulations of sanyasins?

Among sanyasins we see difference in rules and regulation in sampradayas. But in brahmacharya or grihastha we dont see much of difference. What is the reason that different traditions have ...
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Why do sanyasa scriptures degrade women?

I found many anti-women verses in "so called" Sanyasa-upanishads. I am disappointed to see such hatred and prejudice towards women. Women are compared with objects, animals and what not ! This is ...
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Sanyasin initiation [closed]

I am interested in becoming a Sanyasin but live in the UK. Apart from the Hare Krishna are there any Sanyasins in the UK and if not where could I get initiation
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Why do some Hindu sannyāsi names end in 'ānanda' e.g., Vivekānanda, Śivānanda etc?

Why do some Hindu sannyāsi names end in 'ānanda' e.g., Vivekānanda, Śivānanda, Chinmayānanda etc.? Is it a mere coincidence or is there a rule or custom?
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Which scripture says that a sannyāsi can liberate 21 generations of ancestors without performing the śrāddha?

As most people know when a Hindu takes up sannyāsa, he no longer performs the daily and other rituals like the śrāddha that normal householders do. Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati in the book Hindu ...
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According to Mahābhārata, did Bhīṣma ever marry or not?

In a discourse on Mahābhārata today, I heard that, in the entire Mahābhārata, Vyāsa doesn't say one way or the other if Bhīṣma ever married or remained single. The speaker, Sāmavedam Ṣaṇmukha Śarma, ...
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When can one take Sannyasa?

According to Ashrama System, there are four stages of life: Brahmacharya Grihashtha Vanaprashtha Sannyasa So, Can one only take Sannyasa after Vanaprashtha or even before Vanaprastha? More precisely ...
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How can we make sure it's impossible for us to commit any sin or violence?

Is there a way to make committing violence impossible? Can someone do something so that it will be impossible (or at least very difficult) for him to commit any violence in any corner of the world?
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Religious organizations in India that teach Vedas or scriptures with a day job [closed]

For a person wanting to give up material needs, devote to God and study ancient Indian scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads etc.), are there any religious community organizations in India where he could also ...