[Advaita-l] Knowledge, renunciation and varNASrama rules
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Aug 18 01:19:47 CDT 2010
On Thu, 12 Aug 2010, Venkatesh Murthy wrote:
> Request you see this example to see why it is wrong both Brahmins and
> nondvijas get Brahmavidya equally
> A is Brahmin does nitya karma gets Citta Suddhi takes Sanyasa and get
> Brahmavidya. He has lot of rules and regulations what to eat and
> drink. He has to follow all rules throughout. eat veg food and no
> drinks even in Sanyasa.
> B is nondvija has no rules and regulations eat everything drink
> everything any time no Nitya Karma because he has no Upanayana no
> Citta Suddhi. No Sanyasa. Stay at home with wife. But he can hear
> Purana and Gita lectures and get Brahmavidya.
I'm assuming in your example that B on receiving Brahmavidya leaves his
home and family right? Otherwise he is not any kind of sannyasi and the
question is moot.
> This is not correct. Kindly explain if you think it iscorrect.
One Brahmana is wealthy. When he takes sannyasa, he gives away his
fortune of a million dollars. Another Brahmana lives on bhiksha. When he
takes sannyasa, he gives away his fortune of ten dollars. Is one more of
a sannyasi than the other?
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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