[Advaita-l] Brahmins and Vaishnavas
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Jul 30 23:35:30 CDT 2010
How can they get Brahmavidya? Vidura is exception case because he had good
samskaras from previous
births. Conclude non dvijas not eligibile for Brahmavidya.
Janaka, a king but smruti says he is a brahma jnAni, dharmavyAdha who
again shUdra was a jnAni, raikva, saMvarta were atyAshrami-s, Indra bhrugu
devata-s, dhruva, mArkandeya, nachiketa etc. were brahmachAri-s,
vAchaknavi which shankara himself accepts as jnAni-s, vAma deva who got
knowledge in mother's womb!! So, your exception list goes on and on!! And
shankara also clarifies if a gruhastha get jnAnam in his ashrama, for him
pArivrAjyaM artha siddhaM..and again shankara did not hesitate to grant
eligibility to stree, vaishya and shUdra for the jnAnam..If you have any
doubt in this please refer geeta bhAshya of shankara on chapter 9 verse 32
and also sUtra bhAshya 3-4-38.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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