[Advaita-l] RE: BSB Discussion - Prerequisites

Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT] sundararaman.v.subrahmanian at citigroup.com
Wed Jul 2 18:12:37 CDT 2003

Thank you Sri Kartik for posting this interview.  This is something I had in mind for sometime now.  That these thoughts comes from a great teacher, only vindicates my understanding.  Mind can play funny tricks on us, unless we are careful.

> G: Does it not tantamount to expressly prohibiting	
> householders from a study of Vedanta?
> H.H: Not necessarily so. The four qualifications are
> imperatively necessary for those who want to know
> Brahman. You do not want to know Brahman; you want
> only to know what the book says. It is only curiosity
> that impels you to look into it and not any other
> motive. Your reading will not lead to knowledge of
> Brahman. 


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