[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 70, Issue 10
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu May 13 05:58:12 CDT 2010
On Thu, 13 May 2010, Bhaskar YR wrote:
> If memory serves me right, there is an episode in rAmAyaNa wherein hanumAn
> sees seeta doing sandhyAvandana & offering saNdhyArghya...Kindly clarify
> your stand on this...
I am not familiar with this. Do you have a reference for where in the
Ramayana this episode supposedly occurs? I cannot really respond
> One of the Achrya-s, who is currently recognized as
> an authority on Apasthambha gruhya sUtra, (Sri Srikanta shastrigaL in
> Bangalore) argues that stree-s do have upanayana adhikAra & have
> vedAdhikAra as well..He quotes the examples of kunti, seeta, gArgi etc.
> Just for your information & clarification please.
Again without knowing his exact arguments I can't respond. I will say the
case of Gargi (unless some other source than the brhadaranyokapnishad is
used) is a very weak example. Nowhere is it mentioned that Gargi
underwent upanayana or did sandhyavandana. She is said to be a jnani but
why should jnana depend on any of those things? In fact a man is required
to give them up to achieve jnana!
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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