[Advaita-l] Can a jnAni engage himself in a prohibited act??
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 04:21:35 CDT 2010
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Kashyapa tells Diti the untimely act with her in the sandhya hour will
> be bad for the world. She did not agree. But Kashyapa was helpless.
> The result was bad Rakshasa sons. They did many bad acts in the world.
> The lesson to be learned if a man works for loka kalyana he will not
> make any mistake. The result will be good. But if he works not for
> loka kalyana he will make mistakes.
Here are some details about Kashyapa :
Kashyapa Prajapati is spoken of in the AruNa prashna of the Taittiriya
Aranyaka 1st prapAThaka, 8th anuvAka. At the end of this the mantra is:
क्श्यपः पश्यको भवति ।यत्सर्वं परिपश्यतीति सौक्ष्म्यात् । ८.
Kashyapa is the 'seer'. Since he knows everything that is the past and the
future through his divine vision that is extremely subtle. [SayaNa bhAshyam]
He is also called the eighth SUrya, the earlier seven sUrya-s having
emanated from him.
Here is a relevant portion of the story of Kashyapa Prajapati taken out from
the Bhagavatam, with references:
(See here for the relevant full story: http://vedabase.net/sb/3/14/en )
Om Tat Sat
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