[Advaita-l] kamya karma

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Nov 3 01:23:14 CST 2008

On Mon, 3 Nov 2008, latha vidyaranya wrote:

> hari om namaste   let not the List members look down upon the kaamya 
> karmas. there are many who are so drowned inside the samsaara and are 
> not even aware of the existence of an advitiiya aatma, who go after 
> performing various kaamya karmas to fulfil their desires and to keep the 
> obstacles away. they will only get entangled more and more into the 
> samsaara. but that is their position in this evolution of the jiiva 
> towards brahma and we can only give them a wake-up call. but accepting 
> or rejecting the call is their take.

Yes definitely.  artha and kAma are puruShArtha which also have the 
sanction of shAstra.  So one need not feel embarrassed about it.  But they 
need to look at the big picture and think about whether their actions will 
truly provide the result they hope to achieve.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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