[Advaita-l] Knowledge, renunciation and varNASrama rules

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 05:24:06 CDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hari OM, Bhaskar ji,
> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
>> Ooops!!  my earlier mail was intended directly  to Sri Jaldhar Vyas
>> prabhuji...But by oversight I replied it to the list...Kindly pardon
>> me...it has nothing to do with the thread!!  Kindly ignore it & this mail
>> may kindly be removed from the archieves...Sorry for the inconvenience
>> caused to you all in this regard.
> Since you intended to send the earlier mail only to Jaldhar ji and erroneously
> sent it to the list, it would be unfair of me to comment on it. Still
> if you'd excuse
> me, the spirit in which you wrote that mail is the very spirit in
> which I believe that
> mumukshutva is the sole culmination of sAdhana cAtuShTaya, which fructifies
> in saMnyAsa.
> Bhagavatpada says:
> ब्रह्मादिस्थावरन्तेशु वैराग्यं विषयेष्वनु |
> यथैव काकविष्टायां वैराग्यं तद्धि निर्मलम् ||
> Spotless freedom from desires means such a dissatisfaction in respect of all
> objects fromBrahma down to inanimate things as is felt in respect of the
> excrement of a crow.
> Of course, I'm just quoting, not anywhere close to living it. Apologies once
> again for intruding, even so on the sidelines, into your personal mail.

The remedy for this  is already given in the Upadesha Panchaka. Vedo
Nityamadhiyatam Taduditam Karma Svanushthiyatam.  Study the Vedas
regularly and do the Veda Karmas well avoid the Kamya Karmas. Do Homas
and other  vedic rituals as offering to God. The sins will get wiped
out. Then vairagya will be born.  Then take Sanyasa.   From studying
Vedanta in Sanyasa Jnana is the result. This is the royal way taught
by Adi Sankara.



> bhagavadtpAdArpaNamastu,
> --Praveen R. Bhat
> /* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
> [Br.Up. 4.5.15] */
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