[Advaita-l] Fw: Re: waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually supportive
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Oct 22 04:43:22 CDT 2009
So, this argument that the jnAna mArga is to be limited to only brAhmaNa-s
and that people of other varNa-s have no adhikAra to become saMnyAsins
would seem like an ultra-conservative view that is not upheld even by some
of the most notable AcAryas of advaita vedAnta tradition.
Humble sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
I am afraid, shankara himself makes this type of 'ultra-conservative'
statements in his shruti bhAshya : na hi kshtriya vaishyayOH pArivrAjya
pratipattirasti (bruhadAraNyaka 4-5-15 concluding remarks) & brAhmaNAmeva
adhikArO vyuttAne atO brAhmaNa grahaNam (bruhadAraNyaka 3-5-1) ...I've
written a mail regarding this seeking clarification, apart from Sri subbu
prabhuji, who kindfully called over phone with regard to this, nobody said
anything sofar...this is including those who tirelessly swinging their
brickbat against brahmasaMstha-s in other Ashrama :-)) And what about
'shudra's'?? If a shUdra is really a genuine mumukshu and really wanted
to persue the path of jnAna, would our tradition ready to initiate him to
formal saNyAsa?? As per shankara, in sUdra jAti also there were jnAni-s
like vidhura & dharma vyAdha, and for them, strictly speaking, there is
no eligibility to take saNyAsa coz. these set of people were not
dvija-s...From this can we say, sofar history has not seen 'any brahma
saMstha' in sUdra jAti?? or can we conclude 'there cannot be any
brahmasaMstha in the category of 'non-dvija-s'!!.
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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