Afflicted with miseries at home, one may put on the ochre cloth of a monk; but that renunciation doesn’t last long. Again, a man out of work puts on an ochre wearing- cloth and goes off to Benares. After three months he writes home: ‘I have a job here. I shall come home in a few days. Don’t worry about me.’ Again, a man may have everything he wants. He lacks nothing, yet he does not enjoy his possessions. He weeps for God alone. That is real renunciation.
(p.195, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, Thakurs’ words to the devotees in his room at Dakshineswar on 29 March , 1883.)