[Advaita-l] Advaita practice (fwd)

Mahadevan Babu babunim at optushome.com.au
Thu Aug 9 03:05:12 CDT 2007

Sri Gurubyo Namaha,

Dear Anand,

You have excellently put this in essence.  I salute you.
Thank you so much.

IMHO, it is that word "PRACTICE" of Advaita, which is a complete  
If your eyes can see your own eyes .... etc. as mentioned in Keno  
Upansihad, you can practice Advaita.  Meaning to say, it cannot be.

It is through the practice of all the Yogas put together that we  
progress towards the stage of BrahmaNishta with the help of GURU, who  
is the true mirror to reveal your own eyes.

Sri Gurubyo Namaha.


On 08/08/2007, at 9:13 PM, Anand Hudli wrote:

> How do you put advaita into practice? This is a difficult question,  
> but, fortunately, has an answer - follow the teachings of the gItA.  
> As householders, we must necessarily meet the obligations of the  
> society, family, Gods, Rishis, and Pitrs (ancestors), etc.  
> Especially, the life of a brAhmaNa, as prescribed by the dharma  
> shAstras, is filled with austerities and obligations that must be  
> fulfilled. The karma-yoga, bhakti-yoga, and jnAna-yoga taught by  
> the gItA, are all essential ingredients in leading a life that is  
> meaningful from the advaita point of view. Besides, there is a  
> saying: "vyavahAre tu bhATTanayaH", meaning that an advaitin  
> behaves like a mImAMsaka in day-to-day life. This, however, should  
> be taken to mean that vedic practices should be followed with a  
> sense of dedication to God, renouncing the fruits of action. This  
> means that nitya karmas and naimittika karmas are to be performed  
> but not the kAmya karmas. Yoga and meditation are of great help, as  
> they are also mentioned in the gItA. They help  in focusing on the  
> right things and in curbing unnecessary passion. Finally, one needs  
> to have faith and bhakti in the Guru and God to sustain the ongoing  
> sAdhana.
> Anand
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