[Advaita-l] A Perspective - 21 cont
anbesivam2 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 07:11:37 CST 2010
This incidentally will take us back to the vexed question of Sanyaasa as an
aashrama and who is qualified for it. We also know that Bhagavaan imparted
gnaana to persons irrespective of their varNa and such gifts of Grace were
attributed to their poorva puNya. This is precisely where my contention
holds true that one is attracted to a Guru by destiny and not by the choice
of one's mind.
In any case as a sanyaasi one has no varNa attached to him.
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 7:52 AM, Kuntimaddi Sadananda <
ksadananda108 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Though I am not qualified to talk on both forms of sanyAsa (bhautika &
> > mAnasika) it appears to me that shankara emphasizes the importance of
> > bhautika sanyAsa as against the practice of mAnasika saNyAsa by house
> > holders.
> Bhaskarji - PraNAms
> Yes that is true for those who are holding on to the house.
> There is sloka from Manu smriti
> sarvam paravaSham duHkham sarvam aatmavaSham sukham|
> yetat vidyaat samaasena lakshaNam sukha duHkhayoH||
> Dependence other than oneself is a cause for suffering and Dependence on
> ones own self is Happiness. This in brief is the definiton for eternal
> happiness or suffering. Moksha is freedome from all dependence other than
> oneself - aatmani eva aatmanaa tuShTaH.
> In essence sanyaasa is to give any dependence on anything other than
> oneself. It is mental more than physical as we see around.
> Hari Om!
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