Value of Prayer
carex at VSNL.COM
Wed Jun 5 03:05:37 CDT 2002
I fully agree with Mr Mayavaram's opinion. Unless a living tradition is
preserved.......u never know what will happen. And preserving it means
following it to the point as close as possible. Not to our convenience. As
long as u use PCs, internet, eat food from the various joints, flaunt ur
wealth and ur knowledge of Shastras, Vedanta etc and be proud of ur Bhakti
and Prapatti, live in an Aircon apartment, travel luxuriously and
comfortably etc etc etc......
You GOTTA do ur karma, follow ur swadharma, no matter how purified YOU THINK
u are. If you are not doing so, you are just imagining things. Look at at
this way.....suppose u abandon ur swadharma and karmas as ordained in the
Shruti and Smriti........ U go on Self realization or God realization
trail........(sitting amidst all these paraphernalia and letting ur mind go
behind self !!)......suppose u die.....without realizing ur SELF......what
happens?? U are not a Jeevan muktha......neither a
Videhamuktha............but end up as a Karmabrashtaa!!! God gave u an
opportunity and u let it go!!! Will not ur being a Karmabrashtaa affect the
predicament of ur next birth? Even if all ur Bhakti and Sadhana comes to ur
rescue and saves u from the predicament, hwere do u stand? You are back to
Square one!! Born again.....in a good family because of ur Purvajanma
vaasanas and Punyaas........but in the same place as u started now!!!
Will it Help??
----- Original Message -----
From: Swarna Venkateswara Swamy <truthseeker123x at YAHOO.COM>
To: <ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: Value of Prayer
> Hari Om. does that mean that while trying to break
> free of Karma, one has to still do one's swadharma,
> enjoined in the sastras? If one does develop true atma
> jnanam, karma becomes infructuous. Only karma is
> needed to purify the mind in the initial stages. Once
> a pure mind is obtained, the true self starts shining
> through and only bhakti is necessary to preserve the
> purity and to prevent the mushrooming of the petty ego
> I would like to await the reaction of the other
> learned members.
> --- "Ravisankar S. Mayavaram"
> <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > ---
> > In the case smArta-sampradAya, learning starts more
> > from practice. For
> > instance, doing trikAla sandhya vandanam is more
> > important, even if one
> > does not initially understand all details. That is
> > what makes the
> > difference between a living and dead tradition. A
> > smArta, knows,
> > understand, and preserves his tradition through
> > practice.
> > Mere academic knowledge without actual practise is a
> > like beautiful but
> > dead lady. So are the websites of people whose
> > intention is merely
> > academic. A pregnant sentence from one practising
> > the dharma is more
> > useful that thousand websites with lot of data. That
> > is why discussions
> > on this list often becomes useless and futile.
> > My 2c.
> > Ravi
> > =====
> > ambaaL daasan
> > Ravi
> > sharaNAgata raxakI nivEyani sadA ninnu nammiti
> > mInAxI
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