[Advaita-l] DukR~nkaraNe

Viswanathan N vishy1962 at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 13 07:27:30 CDT 2006

  Very well said. In fact ultimately only by dropping everything including
  the very mind itself, you reach home,ie, you see your true 'Self'. Otherwise , we tend to cling to the boat for helping in crossing the river or ladder for helping us in climbing.
  Thats what all the realized ones say either a layman turned jnanai like Shri Nisargadutta mahraj or a scientist turned janani like swami Virajeshwara.
  Thats why I kept saying 'End'  not 'Means'....'Content' not the 'container' or as I was tought in my professional life 'Content over Form'
kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:

--- Lakshminarayana wrote:

> But is it necessary to study sanskrit for realizing
> brahman? It is highly counter intuitive to suggest so.
> Translations into English may not be as good, but what
> about translations into other local Indian languages? 
> I am also curious to know how, for example, sanskrit
> is absolutely essential for understanding brahman. Thanks.

Lakshmiji - PraNAms.
You have raised an important issue. From my understanding, What is required is only full shraddhaa
(faith) in the scriptuall statement 'tat tvam asi' - The biographies of Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj
(authr of 'I am that') and Anandamayima (the fisher woman from Kerala)are revealing.
Everything else is only to establish that shraddaa. 
To quote characteristic response of Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi in all these types of questions, "it
is not necessary but it is helpful"; if I can add an additional phrase to it, 'but for those who
think it is needed, it is necessary'. 

Hari OM!

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