[Advaita-l] Knowledge, renunciation and varNASrama rules

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 03:07:42 CDT 2010

Hari Om, Vidyasankar-ji,

Thanks much for your response elaborating the eligibility criteria based on
the saMnyAsa upanishat and mentioning the other texts on the subject.

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
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On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 2:31 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Praveen,
> There is a laghu-saMnyAsa upanishat and a bRhat-saMnyAsa upanishat, as also
> quite a few other texts bearing upon saMnyAsa, such as nArada-parivrAjaka,
> paramahaMsa-parivrAjaka etc. When it comes to restrictions and eligibility
> for
> saMnyAsa and other related issues, I see Sankara bhagavatpAda repeatedly
> turning only to the jAbAla upanishat, as already quoted in this thread
> earlier.
> He cites the same text in the gItAbhAshya also. However, when one reads the
> Anandagiri TIkA or govindAnanda's bhAshyaratnaprabhA, sub-commentaries on
> the sUtrabhAshya, they seem to have some of these other texts in mind.
> ...

> As far as procedures followed during traditional daSanAmI saMnyAsa
> initiation,
> the yatidharmaprakASa of vAsudevASrama and the yatidharmasangraha of
> viSveSvara sarasvatI give the guidelines. These saMnyAsa manuals (as they
> are described in the catalogs) cite various upanishat texts, including some
> of
> the saMnyAsa upanishat-s, and also the yogavAsishTha and jIvanmuktiviveka.

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