gourish at INTERNET1.NET
Mon May 17 12:46:23 CDT 1999
Gita's vision is comprehensive and synoptic: for
na karmaNaamanaaraMbhaannaishhkarmayaM purushho.ashnute .
na cha sa.nnyasanaadeva siddhi.n samadhigacchchhati ..
sarva.n karmaakhilaM paartha GYaane parisamaapyate ..
karmaNyakarma yaH pashyedakarmaNi cha karma yaH .
sa buddhimaanmanushhyeshhu sa yuktaH kR^itsnakarmakR^t.h ..
ne hi dehabhR^itaa shakya.n tyaktu.n karmaaNyasheshhataH .
yastu karmaphalatyaagii sa tyaagiityabhidhiiyate ..
sarvadharmaanparityajya maameka.n sharaNa.n vraja .
aha.n tvaa sarvapaapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa shuchaH ..
adhikaara(fitness) and siddhi(attainment) are complementary, and not
----- Original Message -----
From: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM>
To: <ADVAITA-L at advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: Practical Vedanta
| On Mon, 17 May 1999, Shashikanth Hosur wrote:
| > Namasakram
| > I differ to agree with whom you are calling samnyasin. Sri
| > warned us about such people in his bhaja govindam song.
| > Jatilo mundi lunchita Kesa: .... Just because one calls one
| > a samnyasin one does not become one. One who truly has renounced
| > is a samnyasin.
| > Lord Sri krishna although lead a life of householder is
| > true samnyasin.
| That's a bad example. As the Gita says, Bhagawan only appears to
| actions so the ignorant will not be led astray into giving them up
| they are ready. A Sannyasi is a person who acts who then gives up
| the actions. One who has never performed actions doesn't count.
| > Such people can be recognised by there actions from day to
| > day life.
| Or rather their lack of actions!
| > Just because one wears a saffron colored coth and roaming about
| > with a stick in his hand calling himself a samnyasin does not become
| > Sri Ramakrishna paramahamsa though being a housholder was a true
| He actually came from a Tantric background which has radically
| views on the nature and utility of sannyasa than Advaita Vedanta.
| As much as some people may wish otherwise, Advaita Vedanta considers
| grhastha and sannyasa states to be utterly irreconcilable.
| Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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