[Advaita-l] Qualifications to Recite Vedas - A doubt
babunim at optushome.com.au
Thu Jun 12 03:11:11 CDT 2008
SRI GURUBYO NAMAHA !!!
Hats off to you !!! You have indeed given fantastic clarification to
my doubts with references.
Thank You so much and I am more clear now than before on this matter.
Thanks also to all other pandits who promptly responded. This is a
great forum indeed for sincere seekers of TRUTH.
On 12/06/2008, at 3:56 PM, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Mahadevan Babu wrote:
>> Q: Who is qualified to chant Vedas?
>> Doubt: I believe persons who do not have Upanayanam or
>> done cannot chant Vedas.
>> Of course, all can know the meaning of the Vedas and its essence.
>> If so, where is the PramaNam for this quoted?
> See Mimamsa sutra 6.1 and
> Brahmasutra 1.3.34-38
> It is in the bhashya on Brahmasutra 1.3.38 that Shankaracharya
> how despite not being eligible for vedadhyayana, the non-dvijas are
> capable of moksha because it is a bird of a completely different
> to dharma.
>> Many of the aspirants want to learn Vedas from the Veda Antham aspect
>> of Spirituality as well. This is where the dilemna lies.
> Tell them the truth. They are going in 180 degrees the wrong
> direction if
> they do that. To learn Vedanta, study Vedanta nothing else.
> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Ravi Parimi wrote:
>> Worrying about others violating dharma isn't going to get me
>> I cannot take it upon myself to uphold dharma in this regard and try
>> to correct all those who chant veda without ever getting proper
>> initiation. Some people with a traditional background may heap curses
>> on the world, society, kali yuga about non-dvijas chanting the veda.
>> They can't do much apart from getting frustrated about the current
>> state of affairs.
> Passivity and curses. Are these really the only two choices we
> have? I
> find that most of these people are sincere. They genuinely think
> they are
> doing a good thing and are simply misguided. I find that if you
> things without compromise but in a logical and non-patronizing way
> often do come around. You never now unless you try.
>> I sincerely feel that a dispassionate attitude
>> towards such matters is really helpful. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi also
>> adivses the seeker to remain focussed on the Self.
> The self to remain focused on is Brahman not the ahamkara. The
> issue is
> not what is getting you anywhere but what is right. A grhastha
> cannot use
> mysticism as an excuse for inaction.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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