[Advaita-l] Gayatri?

Sarma KV sarmakv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 01:35:33 CDT 2009

Yes, the restriction is with respect to recitation of vEda mantra-s and
administering vEdic (Srouta and smaarta) rituals.. as also teaching the vEda

When their references and texts come in the bhaashya-s, the non-dvija-s can
"read" them.

dheemahi gaayatreem
-Sarma KV

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> Even the staunchest orthodox person will acknowledge that non-dvijas are
> of the nature of
> Brahman and can and do possess such qualities.  The question of adhikara
> to recite vedanta vakyas is orthogonal.
> praNAms Sri Jaldhar prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Thanks for your clarifications...Kindly bear with my fussy nature
> here..prabhuji.  Do you mean to say here those non-dvija-s who have enough
> dhi shakti & viveka to do brahma jignAsa can do so through smruti & purANa
> texts without taking the reference from  shruti-s/vedAnta??  Kindly let me
> know, whether this vedAdhikAra restricted to ONLY recitation of veda
> maNtra-s with 'svara-s' (intonations) or plain reading of the vedic text
> itself??  Why I am asking this question is, some veda maNtra-s do appear
> in smruti texts. for exmaple some of the kathopanishad maNtra-s appear in
> smruti text geeta.  Can a non-dvija read these lines plainly, without any
> svara-s and do manana on it prabhuji?? If the answer is yes, then we have
> to say the restriction of vedAdhikAra specifically restricted to proper
> recitation of veda maNtra-s with intonations.
> HariHari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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