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

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 13:25:03 CDT 2009

Hari Om, Vidyasankarji,

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> To answer Praveen's comment on this thread, yes, the Sringeri tradition now
> is
> that the presiding AcArya gives direct initiation only to a chosen
> successor, but
> this is only a practice adopted to avoid succession disputes....
Thank you very much for the details. That clears out some of my lingering
doubts about why would Sringeri deny saMnyAsa initiation to others directly,
guide seekers to the right sources instead.

> In the specific cases of the other Maths that I mentioned, there is no need
> for
> the current Sringeri AcArya to perform the initiation, because there is
> already a
> living lineage in those institutions. It is only when the lineage gets
> broken that
> they seek revalidation from Sringeri.

Yes, thats what I understand.

--Praveen R. Bhat
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