[Advaita-l] Fw: Re: waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually supportive
anbesivam2 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 16:04:08 CDT 2009
If my belief is correct, there are a number of Sanyasi inmates in all the
three Vedantic Matas not merely in Sringeri Mutt and they all got initiated
by senior inmates at the beck of the Pujya Aachaaryaas. Invariably all the
inmates in these Mathas in their poorvasramas were Brahmins. I never heard
of one single exception.
Practice speaks volumes of the mind of the Matadhipathis. And again if
there were exceptions they would only prove the opposite.
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> guide seekers to the right sources instead.
> > In the specific cases of the other Maths that I mentioned, there is no
> > 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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