[Advaita-l] Regarding Svetaketu born to Uddalaka by one of the disciples of Uddalaka.
srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 02:42:33 CST 2011
If this were true,then how can Svetaketu perform "Shraddha"to Uddalaka?.
There is also another story in Chandogyopanishath.A boy by name,Satyakama comes
to the Rishi with the request to teach him Brahmavidya.For this the Rishi asks
the boy to which Gotra he belongs to.For this the boy asks his mother Jabala,to
which gotra he belongs to.His mother replies that as she was devoted to the
service of the guests,she could not remember to which gotra he belongs to.Even
though many interpretation are there,Sri.Shankara Bhagawathpada in his bhashya
writes with most consideration and decency.He writes:Jabala says,since she was
preoccupied with her household duties she didnot have the time or inclination to
ask his father to which gotra he belongs to.Such is the greatness and
consideration and sympathy for women by Sri.Shankara.
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