Differences between Vedantic schools

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Aug 27 21:36:18 CDT 1999

On Wed, 25 Aug 1999, Shrisha Rao wrote:

> Why not, exactly?  After all, the karma-s for all individuals are not
> prescribed identically; the sages have recognized that all humanity
> cannot be performing the same physical actions -- diversity is
> required for social functioning.  By your logic, even non-travarNika-s
> and women must perform Vedic nityakarma-s.

Non-dwijas are required to do various acts according to different
dharmashastras but that's beside the point.  For those who are qualified,
the requirement to wear yagnopavit, do Sandhyavandan etc. is binding.  To
give them up there better be a good reason.  To say the sannyasi follows a
different path you will have to explain what about him is so different.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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