kamesh_ccmb at yahoo.co.in
Tue Feb 20 07:03:02 EST 2018
Dear BhaskarJI, Yes, indeed , "Advaita tradition is more conservative when it comes to means to moksha", It helps us in understanding & realizations. but there exists karma (whether it is prarabada/sanchita) and That could be the reason for the existence of today's physical body, I mean to say one has to strive to reduce karma with individual efforts by different means/ways & bhakti, jnanam may not help in this regard, otherwise what could be the reason for getting the physical body?.
Apart from this, it was happened to me to talk to one TTD asthatna padit who is a trivedi regarding arunasvahakara homa in the last week, he told me like this, he him self performed in his teens & there many not be text available, he used to do with the svaha-kara at the end of the anuvakam. when I said there may be change in the meaning, he said that was the way they performed.
On Tuesday, 20 February 2018 4:53 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
Sureshvaracharya says in his vartika on the bhasya of Brihadarnyakopanishad that " All the different means by which people can attain the knowledge of the self should be understood to be valid and there exists infinite ways.
Does this mean there are infinite ways exist to attain the SAME knowledge of the self?? I don’t think so in the light of shruti vAkya : nAnyaH panthA ayanAya vidyate and smruti vAkya : na hi jnAnena sadrushaM. Anyway we have to understand statements like above in the context of shruti verdict. For that matter within the vaidika mArga only jnana mArga preferred that too in a systematic way. One cannot claim by following either of karma, bhakti, yOga, jnana one can attain the 'SAME' result. I think Advaita tradition is more conservative when it comes to means to mOksha.
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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