Srinivas Prasad prasad at NSRC.NUS.SG
Fri Aug 15 21:40:45 CDT 1997

> Date:    Thu, 14 Aug 1997 17:04:48 -0700
> From:    Vidyasankar Sundaresan <vidya at CCO.CALTECH.EDU>
> Subject: Re: Householder (and related topics)
> If that is one's feeling, one is really better off being a householder,
> rather than becoming a sannyAsin who does not understand the institution
> of sannyAsa properly. However, let us not throw out the baby with the
> bathwater. There are solid reasons why Sankara and others place such an
> emphasis on sannyAsa.
> Vidyasankar

   I agree with Vidyasankar, External sannyAsa is a must Not every one should
  aim for it. It will come automatically as the "SOUL" grows over Innumerable
  births. One should try to be a "LOTUS" in a Mud water. this material
  world is a Mud water and we (house holder) should be like a lotus, at
  any cost the mud water will not stick to the lotus. It is easy to write
  but difficult to follow that includes me. But there is no escape and
  excuse one should put honest effort towards "SADHANA".

  Now a days there are lot of Sanyasi's are floating around Irrespective
  of School of thought. If a Sanyasi is traveling Al around the world in
  a First class Boeing 747 in the name of collecting Funds for the MUTT
  or any Organization he is some one like a "BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER"
  in Microsoft or any other American MNC.

  I believe in Sanyasi who is sitting in the remote corner of INDIA and
  Indulge himself in constant meditation and least bothered about Fund
  Raising. He will control the world by his meditation power and he will
  invite  people to his place and share the Knoweledge (Jnana ) , If the
  deciple is happy he will give Guru Dakshina (Funds ). The real Sanyasi will
  travel only for sharing Knoweledge he will be least bothered about money

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