Can Sannyasa Help A Person Become
Liberated From Material existence?
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura
transcendental Lord. Without this, dressing like a sannyāsī is nothing but imitation or pretense. Sri Mahaprabhu states: parātma-niṣṭhā-mātraveṣa dhāraṇa, mukunda-sevāya haya saṁsāra tāraṇa: “The real purpose of accepting sannyāsa is to dedicate oneself to the service of Mukunda. By serving Mukunda, one can actually be liberated
from the bondage of material existence.”
— Caitanya-caritāmṛta Madhya Lila, 3.8
If after accepting sannyāsa one lovingly serves Krishna with body, mind, speech, wealth, knowledge, intelligence, and his possessions, he can both become liberated from material existence and become a devotee of Sri Krishna.
It is impossible to attain any benefit without rendering service to the Supreme Lord. Whether one lives at home or in the monastery, he must engage in the Lord’s service as his life and soul. Then only can he please the Lord. A person must give up miserliness and the propensity to cheat. If he can make the Lord’s service the goal of his life, anyone can attain the Lord’s mercy in this very lifetime.
—AmṛtaVāṇī » Nectar of Instructions for Immortality»
Translation by Bhumipati dāsa