[Advaita-l] Pratyavaaya paapam
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri Oct 24 05:52:07 CDT 2008
There is another view that kAmya karmA, particularly
ritual actions motivated by specific desires, should be given up,
but nitya and naimittika karmA-s should not be given up. There is
a third view, and this is the upanishadic and advaita vedAntic view,
that all karmA should be given up for one seeking moksha.
sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
Yes, IMHO, this vedAntic view with regard to *sarvakarma saMnyAsa yOga* is
meant for the saMnyAsi-s who have renounced everything for the sake of
jnAna..This instruction should not be taken for granted by gruhastha-s like
us, though our ultimate aim is Atma jnAna...For us, what shankara
recommends is *karmaphala tyAga*...shankara clarifies somewhere in
bruhadAraNyaka that karma which is done without phalApEksha is itself a
mOksha sAdhana & would result in Atma jnAna..(evaM kAmya varjitaM nityaM
karmajAtaM sarvaM AtmajnAnOtpatti dvArENa mOksha sAdhanaM pratipadyate)...I
dont think anywhere shankara suggests *karma tyAga* (that too nitya &
naimittika karma-s) as a sspiritual sAdhana for householders...Kindly
correct me if I am wrong..
Your humble servent
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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