“Sannyas is available to anyone who chooses to make the decision to live life in its totality, but with an absolute condition…
that condition is awareness, meditation.”

Osho

While defining a sannyasin is beyond impossible, a sannyasin may be categorised as simply a seeker for truth.

There are many qualities of a sannyasin, including but not limited to the following:

  • Sannyas is a living rebellion.
  • It’s an initiation into freedom. You are not only free, you are freedom.

  • A sannyasin is someone who renounces all worldly thoughts and desires, and spends the rest of his/her life in spiritual contemplation.

  • A sannyasin will be a totally unique person: someone who lives more and more in alertness, existing through awareness.

  • The sannyas life represents a new beginning where you are free to be yourself. One where you are not constrained, crippled, paralysed, or repressed to made to feel guilty.

  • A sannyasin is open to experience. Carrying his/her own experiences and not beliefs.

  • A sannyasin trusts his/her own organism: accepting him/herself and others.

  • A sannyasin brings beauty and joy into this world through his/her own creativity.

  • He/she has a sense of humour, laughter, playfulness and non-serious sincerity.

  • Sannyasins have a quality of meditativeness and aloneness. They can be happy alone and are no longer dependent on others

  • A sannyasin is insightful through their meditation, which is rooted in that awareness where thoughts are not found.

  • A sannyasin remains liquid and never becomes definable.

To receive sannyas is a decision to rebel. To go inwards. Bloom into the flower of sannyas. To be who you are. Unique. Beautiful. Boundless.

“Sannyas means courage more than anything else, because it is a declaration of your individuality, a declaration of freedom, a declaration that you will not be any more part of the mob madness, the mob psychology. It is a declaration that you are becoming universal; you will not belong to any country, to any church, to any race, to any religion.”

Osho