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Renunciation: The Ripe Time to enter Sannyas Ashram

    [It is important to understand that in Gaudiya Sampradaya, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu strictly forbid Vaishnavas to accept Vedic Sannyas order. So, here, we are talking about entering the renunciate life which involves accepting Babaji vesa.] In Srimad Bhagavatam (5 th  canto, 1 st  chapter), Sri Shukadeva Goswami describes the story of Maharaj Priyavrata. Maharaj Priyavrata realized that the attachment to material pleasures is the root cause of entanglement in Maya. Once a person gets entangled in worldly issues, it is very difficult for him to engage in devotion to God. Maya is very powerful. She is capable of deluding even highly enlightened Gyanis and Yogis. Therefore, he decided to leave Grihastha Ashram while he was still unmarried and go to the forest to do bhajan. He wanted to enter Sannyas Ashram and dedicate his life exclusively to the devotion of God.   Brahma, the Creator of the three worlds, came to know that Maharaj Priyavrata wanted to leave Grihastha Ashram an