Purpose of Life is Sannyasa:
a response to Hare Krsna dasi

by Bhaktin Marina
Posted January 1, 2003

Dear Hare Krishna Dasi, I don't know you and don't want to offend you in my response to your article about that "one should not take Sannyasa at the age of Kali Yuga", but I have a different opinion. First of all, you did not mention that Krishna Himself said in Bhagavad-Gita that "I am sex life that is according to Vedic regulative principles" and Srila Prabhupada cleared in his purport that it means "sex is only once a month and only for reproduction". This means the whole purpose of this human life is renunciation of all material pleasures. The purpose of this life is Union with God and therefore Sannyasi, no matter who you are, what body you have or how old it is.

I trust Krishna fully and want nothing that is not pleasing to Krishna. I have no interest in sex that is not for reproduction and therefore not pleasing to Krishna, and I am completely ready for real Sannyasa now. I feel strongly about it in my heart and no similar articles like yours can convince me otherwise. Lord Caitania took Sannyasa at age 24 and never regret about it, but He saw that the rest of the world was not ready yet for Sannyasa and out of compassion he did not recommend to take it at this age of Kali. However, all advanced souls and extremely intelligent persons took Sannyasa. They are: Srila Prabhupada, His Spiritual Master - Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami and many more, also there are many real Sannyasis at the present time in our movement.

Best wishes,
Your servant Bhaktin Marina.