Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Jul 12 18:02:41 CDT 2001
Ok now the server is restored and the mixup with subscribers is more or
less cleared up, let's get back to discussing Advaita Vedanta. I notice
this question didn't get answered for a while.
On 29 Jun 2001, venkata subramanian wrote:
> hello everyone.
> can anyone give a correct definition of Karma ?
Karma is the abstract noun derived from the Sanskrit root kr -- to do. It
means any action performed with intent (samkalpa.) Advaita
Vedanta says that mukti is not possible without a total rejection of karma
which is why only a sannyasi can get moksha.
use it in a religious context it means *all* actions not just rituals.
(Thus one cannot use the excuse "I follow Advaita Vedanta" to shirk ones
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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