[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 53, Issue 16

Amuthan aparyap at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 10:17:07 CDT 2007

namo nArAyaNAya!

On 9/20/07, Dr. Yadu Moharir <ymoharir_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
>   AFAK - These type of sa.nnyaasii's do not have to get rid of shiikkhaa, suutra and kacchha.  They can reenter gR^ihasta aashrama any time.  In mahabharat at the time of subhadraaharaNa arjuna embraced tridaNDi sa.nnyaasa at the recommendation of kR^iShNa.  Thus arjuna managed to stay in the city of dvaarakaa for four months.

i've read somewhere (forgot from where) that kuTIcaka-s can re-enter
gRhastASrama whereas others (bahUdaka-s, hamsa-s and paramahamsa-s)
cannot. but the following mail by SrI vidyASa~Nkar suggests that even
kuTIcaka-s cannot -
can someone clarify? while on this topic, i would greatly appreciate
any information from the Sruti-s or smRti-s regarding naishTika
brahmacarya. thanks.

vAsudevaH sarvaM,

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