srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Tue Aug 20 23:24:43 CDT 2002
Hari Om !!
It is true that all progress in life is expressed
through auspicious thoughts. If that auspicious
thought gives you peace of mind, it is truly out of
During my college days, I went to my childhood
favorite school teacher and expressed him my
dissatisfaction that I have not been having a pious
life (I did not even know clearly what it was, those
days. I had in mind all the attractions and
temptations of college life / youth). I asked him how
I could purify myself or if there was ever a recourse
for me. He told me there was nothing for me to do. He
said, "just as there is no sprouting again for a
'Bharjita Beejam', so also, clear repentance and
adopting a holy life is a sufficient cure for previous
misdeeds/mis-thoughts". Does the anology make sense ?
ALL IS ONE.
All of us are at the same distance from that holy
goal. So, your tons of "papa" does not make you any
'far' from the goal than those who have apparently
followed all the asrama injunctions. At the dawn of
Realisation, all the past will be washed away both
good and bad. Otherwise, how can I ever 'Realise'. So,
follow your dahrma, and cure the faults of wrong
adaptations by being in the path. There is no place
for 'Papa' and 'Punya' in 'Realisation'. It is
sufficient consolation. Bhagavan Ramana has clearly
expressed such views. When someone asked, that he
automatically gets attracted towards girls, and their
thoughts over take him (probably enquiring about its
effect on his 'Realisation'), Bhagavan simply asked,
find out who is having this 'attraction'. A lot
applies to all of us I guess, out of this message.
May Lord Narayana and Maa Bhagavathi be with all.
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
--- Jagannath Chatterjee <jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Dear Srikrishnaji/Vaidyaji,
> 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
> a brother.
> --- Srikrishna Ghadiyaram
> <srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > Hari Om !!
> > Sri Jagannath:
> > If you are considering such thoughts, now is a
> > time, as Sravana Purnima is just a day/two away,
> > all/many Dwijas change their Yajnopavitam on this
> > day.
> > Om Namo Narayanaya !!
> > Srikrishna
> > --- Vaidya Sundaram <vaidya_sundaram at HOTMAIL.COM>
> > wrote:
> > > Namaskaram.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Jagannath Chatterjee"
> <jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM>
> > > > What is the janeyu besides serving as a mark
> > > the twice born? What
> > > other
> > > > purpose does it serve ?. Is it a must for
> > > 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
> > permission
> > > and authority to
> > > perform the karmas that are enjoined on grhastas
> > by
> > > 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
> > not
> > > wearing it when one is
> > > expected to etc - but look at it this way - one
> > only
> > > has to look at the
> > > present accounting scandals in the corporate
> > > to know that when someone
> > > is in a position that has some associated
> > > and "responsibilities" in
> > > the diligent discharge of those duties, and the
> > > person is delinquent in the
> > > performance of those duties, there are
> > consequences
> > > (and perhaps associated
> > > punishments) and atonements for the same. So
> > > with dvijatva - in the
> > > series of births and deaths that the jiva
> > undergoes,
> > > one has been born a
> > > human and this is not a "right" (as in
> > > rights accorded by the
> > > constitution etc.!), but a **privilige**.
> > > 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
> > one
> > > is born a dvija - please
> > > refer the first few verses of the
> > > for Shri Shankara's views
> > > on the hierarchy - so, not doing an enjoined
> > > 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
> > > not doing (in the past in
> > > this and previous lives) is still sanchita or
> > agama
> > > and not prarabda karma,
> > > and can hence be washed away by His Grace!
> > >
> > > bhava shankara desikame sharaNam
> > > Vaidya.
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