[Advaita-l] Rudram Chanting in White House
Venkatraghavan S via Advaita-l
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Thu Oct 16 10:28:38 CDT 2014
> This is not a response to Sri Srirudra in particular, but more a humble
request to the forum itself. In the spirit of what Sri. Vidyasankar said
earlier, I'd merely like to recollect what Adi Shankara BhagvatpadAl said:
*Tvayi mayi chAnyatraiko vishNuh, vyartham kupyasi mayi asahishNuh* -
whether in me, or in you, the prevailing consciousness is but one, so why
get intolerant and angry in vain?
While we may have a strong justification for harbouring opinions -
especially when shAstra pramANam is on our side, arguing and belabouring
the point after a while only gets counterproductive. This is presumably a
forum for discussions on advaita, let our righteous indignation (however
justified, or otherwise, as each side may feel) not get in the way of
spiritual advancement in that field.
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> From: Srirudra via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> To: Ajit Krishnan <ajit.krishnan at gmail.com>, A discussion group for
> Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:55:17 +0530
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Rudram Chanting in White House
> The dress maketh the man is a saying.Dress does play a part in performance
> of rituals.So while chanting SriRudram if one observes a dress code it is
> better.But it may not be possible at all times and so the arguments like
> lokachara etc.Better leave it to the independent decision of the
> reciter.One more thing ,Iam a reciter of Sri Rudram on all Mondays with a
> few exceptions.I have not come across anybody telling me to follow a dress
> code except that a Pancha kacham for married people. Rudraksham etc are not
> Sent from my iPad
> > On 14-Oct-2014, at 1:50 am, Ajit Krishnan via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > namaste,
> >> I find that various qualities of their recitation
> >> are better than average
> > Though there are clear errors, I have to agree.
> >> although perhaps lax in terms of adherence to the
> >> other niyama-s expected in our tradition.
> > When it comes to traditional vedanta instruction, we find many who start
> > learning vedanta without having made meaningful progress in the sAdhana
> > chatuShTaya. It's a virtual certainty that many who attend regular
> > do so without having completed their nitya karma. In many cases the hope
> > that the student will start with an intellectual understanding which will
> > blossom into true understanding later, as one becomes more serious with
> > requisite sadhana.
> > I don't see why the instruction of veda mantras is materially different.
> > Just like the gauNa vedAnta student, the gauNa veda student can only hope
> > for basic familiarity with veda mantras without adherence to at least
> > of the yamas and niyamas.
> > At the end of the day, there are quite a few similarities in the state of
> > (gauNa) veda and (gauNa) vedAnta education. I find it odd that we tend to
> > be much more vocal about one.
> > When a sadhaka starts to make progress with a mantra, he will be able to
> > recognize the roles that yamas and niyamas play. At that point,
> > can be his guide. Until then, IMO, all of this (clothing etc) is just a
> > glorified version of "dress up". To be clear, I'm not suggesting that
> > and niyamas don't play a role. On the other hand, I think they are quite
> > useful and should be followed to the extent possible.
> > sasneham,
> > ajit
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