[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas
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Sun Oct 8 10:28:34 EDT 2017
Long term effects of staying abroad is Devine in culture and language. An article in Undia Abroad says 30% of Hindus marry Christians. We see many SI Brahmins doing this. Hence Mlechcha samparka becomes Mlechcha Sangama.
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> On Oct 8, 2017, at 00:58, Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Even Ādi Śankara has broken Āshrama dharma when he attended his mother's
> Thank you Sri Subbu ji sharing sharing your thoughts in this and earlier
> A little off-topic: I humbly feel that we should not try to find perfection
> in anybody. Except Iśvara no one else is perfect. People find faults in
> Bhagavān Rāma also.
> Hari OM
> On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 12:46 PM, V Subrahmanian via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Kalyan <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> I appreciate your liberal and practical outlook.
>>> But as far as crossing the ocean is concerned, what applies to any
>>> brAhmaNa also applies to the Sringeri Acharya. So if there are "vibrant
>>> Hindu communities with Vedic knowledge" in distant lands, what prevents
>>> AchArya from going there physically? Perhaps because he knows that it is
>>> prohibited. If it is prohibited for him, same for others.
>> There is no compulsion for him to go there physically. For those who have
>> gone there and settled, he does not refuse his blessings. His attitude in
>> this has been already stated by me in this thread: So far the Jagadguru of
>> this peetham has not gone abroad. We do not know what will be the case with
>> the future pontiffs. That said, here is what he said, in a different
>> context, about his predecessor Guru, Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha as
>> published in the book Yoga, Enlightenment and Perfection :
>> //He was not in the least dogmatic. The ancients held that the earth is
>> fixed while the modern scientists aver that it moves.
>> purāṇamityeva na sādhu sarvaṁ
>> na cāpi kāvyaṁ navamityavadyam ।
>> santaḥ parīkṣyānyataradbhajante mūḍhaḥ
>> parapratyayaneyabuddhiḥ ॥4 (Malavikāgnimitra I.2)
>> (All that is ancient is not good nor is a work censurable because it is
>> modern. The wise accept an alternative after examination; the
>> unwise are guided by the beliefs of others.)
>> In keeping with this statement of the pre-eminent poet Kālidāsa, His
>> Holiness subscribed only to the position that the earth moves. He
>> ignored, in this manner, the distinction of ancient and modern in numerous
>> matters and gave weight only to that which was reasonable
>> and accorded with evidence. Broadmindedness such as His was difficult to
>> come by in anyone else. //
>> And Jagadguru Chandrashekhara Bharati Swamiji, admittedly a very orthodox
>> Sannyasin, 'encouraged his disciple (Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha) to
>> take a free and independent line of thinking in such matters in keeping
>> with the need to cater to a changing a less orthodox society. For his part
>> however, he was content with directly holding the views he had.' (cited
>> from the book The Crest Jewel of Yogis, Vol I,p.109).
>> So, there is no worth in asking 'why the Jagadguru does not travel
>> Swami Paramarthananda had said about 'personal habits/interests': In a
>> spiritual retreat spanning a few days, every morning the participants would
>> arrive at the dining hall in the morning for breakfast and beverage. A
>> choice of Coffee, Tea, milk, etc. will be offered. Each one takes that
>> which he is used to, is comfortable with, preference, etc. There is no
>> censure of those who prefer coffee over milk. In fact if some of the
>> beverages offered there were a taboo, they would not have been given as a
>> So, a person may not have objection to someone else travelling abroad but
>> he may not be inclined to do so. Does not one have the freedom to hold a
>> particular view?
>>> So, your arguments don't really sound convincing.
>> Conviction arising from an argument is subjective.
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