[Advaita-l] Can a jnAni engage himself in a prohibited act??

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 04:21:35 CDT 2010

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Kashyapa tells Diti the untimely act with her in the sandhya hour will
> be bad for the world. She did not agree. But Kashyapa was helpless.
> The result was bad Rakshasa sons. They did many bad acts in the world.
>  The lesson to be learned if a man works for loka kalyana he will not
> make any mistake. The result will be good. But if he works  not for
> loka kalyana he will make mistakes.

Here are some details about Kashyapa :

Kashyapa Prajapati is spoken of in the AruNa prashna of the Taittiriya
Aranyaka 1st prapAThaka, 8th anuvAka. At the end of this the mantra is:
क्श्यपः पश्यको भवति ।यत्सर्वं परिपश्यतीति सौक्ष्म्यात् । ८.

Kashyapa is the 'seer'.  Since he knows everything that is the past and the
future through his divine vision that is extremely subtle. [SayaNa bhAshyam]

He is also called the eighth SUrya, the earlier seven sUrya-s having
emanated from him.

Here is a relevant portion of the story of Kashyapa Prajapati taken out from
the Bhagavatam, with references:

(See here for the relevant full story:   http://vedabase.net/sb/3/14/en )

Om Tat Sat

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