Our position as devotees is established on the strength of our detachment from the material world. As we know, one is detached from the material world to the degree that he is attached to rendering service to Krsna. That kind of detachment is considered superior renunciation. To use our wealth, position, intelligence — whatever Krsna has given us — in His service is a far superior form of renunciation than to reject such things without understanding their relationship with Krsna.
Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 341. SB 4.2.21 Moscow, 10.27.96