Here’s a question that was raised recently. “What is the difference between a sanyasi and a tyaagi?”
Honestly, I had not a clue, even though I faintly remembered reading about it somewhere, or listening to it during some talk.
Lord Krishna discusses sanyaasa and tyaaga in the 18th chapter of the Gita.
According to some experts, sanyasi means one who renounces everything. While a tyaagi only renounces the doership of the action, and of course the fruits associated with it.
Some experts suggest sanyasis and tyagis are effectively the same.
Other experts find other variations.
Which is correct? Maybe it doesn’t matter. Many concepts of spirituality are incredibly esoteric, and can leave the mind spinning. Unless intellectual debate is one’s profession, it’s probably much better to begin giving up doership and the fruits. But maybe that is even harder than simply intellectualizing things!