[Advaita-l] Fw: Re: waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually supportive

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 20 16:10:08 CDT 2009

> Quote: "This has nothing to do with modern secular ideas of equality, but it
> has everything to do with developing the qualities needed for a mumukshu.
> Please read the prose chapters of upadeSasAhasrI to get Sankara
> bhagavatpAda's own words on the subject."
> This is truly arbitrary and out of hand rejection of a view of guna-karma
> vibhagam that is held fundamental to the Hindu view. I hope you have had
> time to read my fully delineated rendition in my musings posted in this
> forum on this subject of Guna in relation to the secular views.

I am not taking any stance with respect to guNa-karma-vibhAga here at all.


I am also not talking of svadharma and paradharma here.


Ultimately, mumukshutva and knowing/being brahman are beyond all dharma-s.

However, being born a brAhmaNa does not guarantee that mumukshutva arises

in the mind. There is also no guarantee that knowing Atman is nearest to the

brAhmaNa and progressively farther away for other varNa-s.


In my personal experience with people, the mental block provided by pride in

high birth is often a huge one. That is all. Please do remember that the saMnyAsin

is required to shed not only personal property and home, but also the varNa and

gotra given by birth. 


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