Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation
niscayam srnu me tatra
tyago hi purusa-vyaghra
niçcayam—certainly; çåëu—hear; me—from Me; tatra—there; tyäge—in the matter of renunciation; bharata-sattama—O best of the Bhäratas; tyägaù—renunciation; hi—certainly; puruña-vyäghra—O tiger among human beings; tri-vidhaù—three kinds; samprakértitaù—is declared.
O best of the Bhäratas, hear from Me now about renunciation. O tiger among men, there are three kinds of renunciation declared in the scriptures.
Although there are differences of opinion about renunciation, here the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Çré Kåñëa, gives His judgment, which should be taken as final. After all, the Vedas are different laws given by the Lord. Here the Lord is personally present, and His word should be taken as final. The Lord says that the process of renunciation should be considered in terms of the modes of material nature in which they are performed.