karma and upAsana (was Re: Shiva sutras)

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Aug 22 23:04:31 CDT 2002

On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Jagannath Chatterjee wrote:

> Jaladharji, somehow I cannot accept that upasana is a stumbling process. As
> a advaitin you can negate the process of realisation as "ignorance" but
> does it remain "ignorance" when one chalks out the path and walks on it? I
> find upasana very enchanting and meaningful. No, I am not attracted more to
> the means rather than the end. My aim remains "full and perfect
> understanding". But I cannot adopt the dry reasoning of Jnana Yoga alone, I
> enrich my upasana with Bhakti and Karma also. Am I wrong?

No I don't think so.  What I meant by stumbling is that the path to jnana
is difficult and when doing upasana to reach that jnana there can be
rough spots along the way.  But that shouldn't discourage anyone from

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