[Advaita-l] Importance of sannyAsa for study of VedAnta

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 27 11:25:45 CDT 2005

I would not have posted this second time had it not been for the
fact that a lot of people posted twice on non-BG topics

--- Amuthan Arunkumar R <aparyap at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

> namo nArAyaNAya!
> dear SrI saN^jay SrIvastava,
> --- Sri Sanjay Srivastava wrote:
> > 
> > And therefore later AchAryas such as Swami
> > Vidyaranya had to clarify
> > that even a brahma-jnAni cannot be a jivanmukta
> > unless he takes up
> > sannyAsa.
> > 
> what does this mean? 
> a brahmaj~nAni is one who knows brahmam. where does
> the question of him being a mukta or samsArI arise?
> much less, where does the question of sannyAsam arise
> for him?

This issue is discussed here:


The above needs to be expanded to include more quotes, which I
plan to do soon. An earlier posting is at:


> vAsudevaH sarvaM,
> aparyAptAmR^itaH.
> Amuthan Arunkumar R,
> Final year, B.Tech/M.Tech Dual Degree,
> Dept. of Aerospace Engg., IIT Madras.



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