(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 30 August 2009)
What benefit will renunciation alone give us? Simply by fasting, simply by giving up the world will we get the mercy of Krsna?
No! By embracing devotional service to Krsna is how we will get the mercy of Krsna. But in the course of that service, there is so much to renounce. Within the course of devotional service to Krsna we have to give up so many things but separate renunciation is not required. It is not that he who eats less than everyone else and he who sleeps less than anyone else will he please Krsna the most? No.
Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita, “The devotee who is preaching my glories, he is most dear to me.” YES!
Glorifying Krsna remains the activity that attracts the most mercy of Krsna.