Is renunciation a limb of devotional service?

 

Is renunciation a limb of devotional service?

 

Just as darkness follows light, so where there is devotional service, renunciation automatically follows.

But renunciation with an adverse quality cannot be counted as a limb of devotional service.

As shadow is not a limb of light but a concomitant, so renunciation is only a companion of devotional service.

The conclusion is that knowledge and renunciation must accompany devotional service, but they cannot be called limbs of devotional service.

(Tattva Sutra 33)

 

#Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

 

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