[Advaita-l] How to read puranas
Dr. Yadu Moharir
ymoharir at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 10 08:56:44 CDT 2011
From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2011 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] How to read puranas
On Mon, 23 May 2011, श्रीमल्ललितालालितः wrote:
> Not so. karma done with knowledge of mantra, etc. become strong. यदेव विद्या
> करोति .
Right but what does "knowledge" of a mantra mean? As you know in our pathashalas, a brahmachari is taught the correct pronounciation above all. To know the rshi, devata, chhanda, and viniyoga of a mantra is also important. Literal meaning is usually omitted altogether unless the student goes on to learn bhashya which most do not.
-- Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
I have been collecting references to "Viniyoga". Most of them I fond them in various BrahmaNaa's. I would appreciate if you could share specific references from praraaNa or from any other source for that matter.
If this is beyond the scope of this list please communicate off-List.
Thanks you in advance,
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