[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharshi - Advaitin or Neo Advaitin?
sujal.u at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 07:16:01 CDT 2016
Agreed Sri Bhaskar prabhuji :)
There is a saying (Not related to this, but not unrelated either)
Men have tongue, tongue does not have bones, so one can twist anyway one
wants to :)
To be safe, it is always better to first have abase in a traditional
sampradAya. Once the traditional base becomes the base of our life i.e.
becomes a part of us, one can then read any works of non-traditional
sampradAya or any saint.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> Thank you for giving another view than that of familiar sampradAya which
> is traditional. If we take past life into account than many things that a
> GYAnI undergoes in this life like sravaNa, manan, etc is already
> accomplished in past life of some dhyana siddha yoga brashTa jIvAtmA-s.
> praNAms Sri Sujal prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Yes, according to this provision, any person, who his / her followers
> think that he is brahma jnAni would become sAMpradAyik Acharya :-) since
> his followers can always argue that he completed the formalities in pUrva
> janma/janma-s itself to bring him within the ambit of orthodox saMpradAya
> :-) BTW, the discussion about phala of shravaNAdi sAdhana in sUtra
> bhAshya (IhikAdhikaraNa) is not to ignore the sAmpradAyik background in
> current janma of the jnAni / sAdhaka, it is there to discuss the issues
> like, if there is any obstruction due to karmAntara vipAka, the shravaNAdi
> sAdhana would not bear the fruit (jnana) in previous janma however if there
> is no obstruction as such in this janma the sAdhaka of shravanAdi sAdhana
> would get the jnana in current janma itself etc. At any stretch of our
> imagination we cannot hold it as pramANa to justify the lack of saMpradAya
> of a particular jnAni :-)
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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