[Advaita-l] Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 4

Shyam shyam_md at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 1 06:58:13 CDT 2009

Shankara actually clarifies that the term Brahmanas in this context can be taken to refer to Kshatriyas and Vaishyas in addition to Brahmanas. So this objection is unfounded. In any case the topic under discussion in the Brahmasutras is adhikartvam for jnanaprapti and NOT the need for sarvakarmasannyasa after attainment of jnana. 
It betrays a tremendous degree of strain to try and link those two issues in the context of the current discussions, and ends up skirting and worse sidetracking the entire issue.

Hari OM

--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 4
> To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 11:48 PM
> If Kshathriyas, Vaisyas and Sudhras
> abandon their karmas then the world 
> will
> collapse.  So they are not qualified for sanyaasa
> aashrama. 
> In essense only Brahmins are qualified to enter sanyaasa
> aashrama.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, shankara says in his bhAshya that only brahmaNa-s have
> the adhikAra 
> to take saNyAsa, but he never ever denied jeevan mukti or
> samyakdarshitva 
> to other capable varNAshrami-s.  If we say ONLY
> inhabitants of 
> saNyAsAshrama are jeevan mukta-s, then we are denying this
> status to other 
> varNAshrami-s which results in a declaration that
> 'jeevanmuktAvastha is 
> the sole property of brahAmis who took saNyAsa'..this is
> quite absurd. 
> Anyway, as a side note, surEshwarAchArya, elsewhere grants
> permission to 
> kshatriya & vyshya also to take saNyAsa.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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