[Advaita-l] Jnana-karma samuccaya.
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Nov 23 05:04:09 CST 2010
It is not due to the "Prarabdha karma"of holymen that they are indulging
in questionable activities,but due to the gullibility and superstition of
our countrymen which has resulted in believing this.
But frankly, I cannot draw an honest demarkation line between jnAni's
vipareeta pratyaya activities and charlatan's 'real' lustful activities
to adjudge who is genuine and who is an impostor!! We may have some belief
(shraddha) in some individual and treat him as a genuine jnAni and if he
does anything wrong, we will console ourselves by taking the theory of
prArabdha karma and resultant 'vipareeta pratyaya'...whereas if somebody
else indulges in same sort of activity, if that person is out of the
circle of our faith, we unhesitatingly call him a fake...As an example :
we call kashyapa brahma's acceptance to his wife's untimely demands as an
occassional vipareeta pratyaya of the jnAni but a popular swamy's recent
guest room activity as an act of charlatan...Why?? it is because we have
already have some prejudices on these individuals & accordingly deciding
ourselves who is jnAni and who is facade!!
And with regard to luxurious life of swamiji's...I dont see any of our
present day Acharya-s/ swamiji-s/ vedAnta guruji-s using their 'pAda-s' to
travel from one place to another and preferring 'kuteera' to stay...They
have always posh cars (their own and devotees as well :-)) at their
disposal and have well furnished cottages to stay and sumptuous food for
the 'bhiksha':-)) I dont think we can evaluate the level of jnAna they
have from their life style...if we do that nobody would qualify:-))
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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