[Advaita-l] Fw: Re: waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually supportive
svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 20 16:10:08 CDT 2009
> Quote: "This has nothing to do with modern secular ideas of equality, but it
> has everything to do with developing the qualities needed for a mumukshu.
> Please read the prose chapters of upadeSasAhasrI to get Sankara
> bhagavatpAda's own words on the subject."
> This is truly arbitrary and out of hand rejection of a view of guna-karma
> vibhagam that is held fundamental to the Hindu view. I hope you have had
> time to read my fully delineated rendition in my musings posted in this
> forum on this subject of Guna in relation to the secular views.
I am not taking any stance with respect to guNa-karma-vibhAga here at all.
I am also not talking of svadharma and paradharma here.
Ultimately, mumukshutva and knowing/being brahman are beyond all dharma-s.
However, being born a brAhmaNa does not guarantee that mumukshutva arises
in the mind. There is also no guarantee that knowing Atman is nearest to the
brAhmaNa and progressively farther away for other varNa-s.
In my personal experience with people, the mental block provided by pride in
high birth is often a huge one. That is all. Please do remember that the saMnyAsin
is required to shed not only personal property and home, but also the varNa and
gotra given by birth.
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