[Advaita-l] Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 4

Shyam shyam_md at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 29 09:44:27 CDT 2009

Dear Sivam-ji

You write:
My humble interlude with Shyamji was to bring to his attention that
self-inquiry is not to be deferred to any particular ashrama.  
My response:

Please note that I am not saying one must postpone vichara for jnanaprapti until one takes sannyasa - although this is by all means the ideal situation - not the "postponement" part but the "taking sannyasa part" :)

My aim (as the title of my series indicates) is to show that the traditional position is this - without sannyasa, even if one acquires samyag Jnana, it does not confer the fruit of jivanMukti. 

Hari OM
Shri Gurubhyoh namah


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