[Advaita-l] Sankara on sannyAsa for Steadiness in GYAna (was Re: Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 5)
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Oct 15 04:33:24 CDT 2009
karmayoga and sannyasa are diametrically opposed - "like the mountain and
the mustard seed or the east coast and the west coast" are the analogies
that Shankara uses to drive home this point.
The declaration like above onceagain shows the 'poor fund of knowledge'
what these pabhuji-s have on krishna bhagavAn and shankara's stand on
karma yOga & its phala. Even a cursory reading of the geeta verses like :
saMnyAsaH karma yOgascha niHshreyasakarAvudhau, yO na dveshti na kAnkshati
he is NOTHING BUT nitya saMnyAsi..sthirabuddhirasammudhO brahmavid
brahmaNi stithaH...etc. they will easily come to know atleast karma yOga &
saNyAsa are not poles apart and there is no huge difference like mountain
and mustard seed...Shankara himself clarifies this beautifully in geeta
bhAshya : karmaphala saMkalpa saMnyAsAt saMnyAsitvaM, yOgAngatvena cha
karmAnushTAnAt, karmaphala saMkalpasya cha chitta vikshepahetOH parityAgAt
yOgitvaM cha iti gauNam ubhayaM..The main problem here is reading the
selective bhAshya vAkya-s out of context and concluding on their own to
float their pet theories..
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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