[Advaita-l] Tantric Acts
sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 20:50:56 CST 2011
Freedom to join the tantric rights were given to single lady only after she passed her child-bearing age, for the obvious reason. Nobody wanted a single mother in the olden days.
--- On Thu, 1/13/11, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:
From: D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <dvnsarma at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Tantric Acts
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 6:17 PM
I read it in another place though I am not able to give reference right now.
There is no reference to gandhrva vivaha here. It is plain sexual freedom
sanctioned by tradition and husband.
On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 6:51 AM, Kathirasan K <brahmasatyam at gmail.com>wrote:
> Namaste Sarmaji,
> Yes I did. Thanks so much for the reference. But it did not seem to suggest
> that the wife was given to the atithi for the night. Instead, I read it as
> Pandu stating an earlier practice of Gandharva vivaha. You can read the
> translation here:
> 2011/1/13 D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ <dvnsarma at gmail.com>
> > Dear Sri Kathguirasan,
> > Have you gone through the reference.
> > This from Adiparva of Mahabharata.
> > The passage is a naarration of Pandu to Kunti.
> > regares,
> > Sarma.
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