In our previous discussion about Karm-Yog and working without desires, we learnt how to work without worrying much about the fruit of action. This forms the essence of Karm-Yog. There is another path known as Karm Sanyas, and many intellectuals debate hard on which path is the best one to take.Is Karm-Yog is best one or is it Karm Sanyas? Some people think that Karm Sanyas is superior and hence the best and only way towards Krishna consciousness. What is Karm Sanyas?
Renouncing your profession and family to practice sadhana is the path of Karm Sanyas. The word 'Sanyas' means renounce or give up. The life of a renunciate is not cakewalk as it may seem from far. Many difficulties, obstacles and issues need to be resolved, just as in any worldly vocation. At the moment, you may find that along with practicing your profession and family life, you are unable to remember God and Guru, and you wish to take Sanyas. If you were to tread the path of a Sanyasi, and then realize that you are still unable to remember God and Guru as intensely as required, what would be the situation? You would neither be a true Sanyasi nor a Karm Yogi.