[Advaita-l] A Perspective - 21 cont

Kuntimaddi Sadananda ksadananda108 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 06:52:05 CST 2010

> Though I am not qualified to talk on both forms of sanyAsa (bhautika &
> mAnasika) it appears to me  that shankara emphasizes the importance of
> bhautika sanyAsa as against the practice of mAnasika saNyAsa by house
> holders.

Bhaskarji - PraNAms

Yes that is true for those who are holding on to the house.

There is sloka from Manu smriti
sarvam paravaSham duHkham sarvam aatmavaSham sukham|
yetat vidyaat samaasena lakshaNam sukha duHkhayoH||

 Dependence other than oneself is a cause for suffering and Dependence on
ones own  self is Happiness. This in brief is the definiton for eternal
happiness or suffering. Moksha is freedome from all dependence other than on
oneself - aatmani eva aatmanaa tuShTaH.

In essence sanyaasa is to give any dependence on anything other than
oneself. It is mental more than physical as we see around.

Hari Om!

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