[Advaita-l] RE: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 32, Issue 7
anantharaman at touchtelindia.net
Fri Dec 9 08:11:40 CST 2005
Very well quoted and explained.
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> Dear All
> I will say that births are not accidental and Sri Krishna answers Sri
> Arjuna`s query thus:Ch6Slokas40to44.That a devoted sadhaka who slips from
> yoga never falls to a state inferior to what he has already gained and he
> takes birth in families conducive for his further perfecting the Sadhana
> .Actually he will begin exactly where he left.That is how we have great
> souls who walked on this earth like colassuses eg.AdiSankara,Sri
> Ramana,Ramakrishna Parmahamsa,and a host of other Great souls.Therfore we
> can conclude that our swadharma is determined by our births and it is upto
> the individual to follow it or flout it.Birth in a coducive environment
> itself is an indication what is one`s swadharma.We are given human births
> strive for obtaining final liberation and if we waste it who is to be
> blamed?-(Viveka chudamani Verses1 to 5)
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> From: sunil bhattacharjya <skbhattacharjya at yahoo.co.in>
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>> Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya,
>> Dear all,
>> In the Sanatana dharma, call it Vaidic dharma, Arya dharma or Hindu
> dharma, we believe that our births are not accidental. Depending on our
> past karma and the consequent unfulfilled desire we take birth in
> particular caste or in particular economic or intellectual environment.
> Therefore it is required of us to to fulfill these obligations that
> due to birth in a particular situation. Then of course we can go beyond
> that after fulfilling the obligations.
>> Sunil Bhattacharjya
>> "Rammohan, Chandrashekar" <Chandrashekar.Rammohan at Arbella.com> wrote:
> Respected Advaita Abhyasis,
>> In the context of Gita, Lord Krishna speaks about the importance of
>> Swadharma. There is a reference to it in Chapter 3 as well as in Chapter
>> Sreyaan Swadharmo Vigunahah, Paradharma Swanusthithaat
>> Swadharmae Nidhanam Sreyahah, Paradharmo Bhayavahah.
>> My question is
>> How do we determine our Swadharma, is it based on our caste ( As in if we
>> are born a Brahmin, we are supposed to learn and teach, while if we are
>> a Vaishya, we are supposed to be traders in business) OR
>> Is it based on interests ?? Are there any indications or clues to know
>> we have identified our Swadharma correctly ?
>> Is peace of mind an indirect indication of Swadharma ??
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