[Advaita-l] Knowledge, renunciation and varNASrama rules
rishyasrunga at rediffmail.com
Thu Aug 19 03:10:40 CDT 2010
I have referred the portion of Sankara Bhashya on Gita with respect to Bhagawan discouraging Arjuna for sanyasa. I am reproducing it :
“SokamohAbhyAm hi abhibhUtavivekagnyAnaH svatha eva kshathra dharma yudhe prvruthopi thasmAd yudhAd upararAma. Paradharmancha bikshAjIvanAdhikam karthum pravavruthe”
“ThathA cha sarvaprANinAm SokamohAdi doshAvishtachetasAm svabhavatha eva svadharma parithyAgaH pratishidhasevA cha syAt”
I have never read Shankara bhashya before. Not a sentence. I do not have samskrutha bhasha knowledge sufficient enough to analyse and understand bhasyha. I read the translation for this and tried to grasp the purport.
With respect to specific part of the sentence given below :-
kshAthra dharma yudhe pravruthaH ------- paradharmancha bhikshAjIvanAdhikam kartum pravaruthe
svadharma parithyagaH pratishidhasevA cha syAt
The prima facie meaning I understood from the translation is that the svadharma of arjuna is performing yudha being a ksharthriya. Himself being a kshathriya bikshAcharaNapoorvaka parivrAjaka prvruthi is paradharma . It is explicitly conveyed that for a kshathriya bikshAjIvanAdhikam is paradharma. Ofcourse although it is not explicitly conveyed here that bhikshAjiVanAdhikam is exclusive svadharmA of a brAhmaNa.
Does this further mean that for a kshathriya sanyAsa is paradharma
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