[Advaita-l] discussion about panchayatan puja

Ramesh Krishnamurthy rkmurthy at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 01:08:21 CST 2006

> Whether a given passage is karmakANDa or upAsanAkANDa or jnAnakANDa has to
> be understood with respect to understanding the content of the passage. At
> its base, it is very simple, as the classification refers mainly to the
> thrust of the passage. Does it teach action,either directly or through
> inference, or does it teach a particular mode of worship/meditation (e.g.
> pancAgni-vidyA), or does it only teach knowledge (e.g. ayam AtmA brahma)?

* would the non-upaniShadic portions that are classified as arthavAda
come under upAsanAkANDa?

Also, would the rudram be considered arthavAda? And would it come
under the upAsanAkANDa?

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