jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Aug 20 23:07:15 CDT 2002
Thank you.I have indeed decided on wearing the
Yajnopavitam. And I will do it on Sravana Purnima.
Please pray for me that my karma for not wearing it
all these days may indeed be washed away by God's
Profuse thanks, you two have looked at my welfare like
--- Srikrishna Ghadiyaram
<srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Hari Om !!
> Sri Jagannath:
> If you are considering such thoughts, now is a good
> time, as Sravana Purnima is just a day/two away, and
> all/many Dwijas change their Yajnopavitam on this
> Om Namo Narayanaya !!
> --- Vaidya Sundaram <vaidya_sundaram at HOTMAIL.COM>
> > Namaskaram.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jagannath Chatterjee" <jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM>
> > > What is the janeyu besides serving as a mark for
> > the twice born? What
> > other
> > > purpose does it serve ?. Is it a must for every
> > twice born to wear it?
> > What
> > > is the prayaschitta for one not wearing it?
> > The yagnyopavitam is for "srauta smarta vihita
> > nitya karma anushtAna
> > yogyada siddhyartam" - that is to get the
> > and authority to
> > perform the karmas that are enjoined on grhastas
> > both the sruti and the
> > smriti ... as per my understanding, the word
> > yagnyopavitam by itself means
> > "accessory to the performance of yagnyas" .
> > I don't know of any specific prAyaschittam for
> > wearing it when one is
> > expected to etc - but look at it this way - one
> > has to look at the
> > present accounting scandals in the corporate world
> > to know that when someone
> > is in a position that has some associated "duties"
> > and "responsibilities" in
> > the diligent discharge of those duties, and the
> > person is delinquent in the
> > performance of those duties, there are
> > (and perhaps associated
> > punishments) and atonements for the same. So also
> > with dvijatva - in the
> > series of births and deaths that the jiva
> > one has been born a
> > human and this is not a "right" (as in fundamental
> > rights accorded by the
> > constitution etc.!), but a **privilige**. Perhaps
> > this privilige is also
> > "earned" thru the due performance of duties in
> > previous lives as well, but
> > more than that, it is the Grace of ishwara that
> > is born a dvija - please
> > refer the first few verses of the vivekachUdAmani
> > for Shri Shankara's views
> > on the hierarchy - so, not doing an enjoined duty
> > does have consequences.
> > The simplest atonement I can think of is to just
> > start doing what is
> > expected and hope that the associated bad karma of
> > not doing (in the past in
> > this and previous lives) is still sanchita or
> > and not prarabda karma,
> > and can hence be washed away by His Grace!
> > bhava shankara desikame sharaNam
> > Vaidya.
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