Sannyasa life is cent per cent no connection with woman. That is sannyasa. What have we renounced? We are using the motorcar, we are using this machine, we are eating, we are sleeping in a nice room — what is the renouncement? Only renouncement is no connection with woman. That is the real platform of renouncement. If one can renounce woman’s connection, then he’s a liberated man. That is very, very difficult.
Srila Prabhupada, 31 Jan 1977