[Advaita-l] Taittiriya Upanishad question
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Apr 12 00:53:01 CDT 2011
What is dharma and what is not dharma is being dicussed from times
immemorial without any conclusion.
> do you think jnAni also suffers from this confusion?? As you know,
geeta prescribes pravrutti & nivrutti dharma, and what exactly is
pravrutti dharma and what is nivrutti dharma should be decided according
to shAstra. So, shAstra is the antya & atyanta pramANa to know what is
dharma and what is adharma. ayaM dharmOyamadharmamiti shAstrameva vijnAne
kAraNaM clarifies shankara in sUtra bhAshya. And smrutikAra manu also
confirms this : ArshaM dharmOpadeshaM cha 'vedashAstravirOdhinA'
yastarkeNAnusaMdhatte sa dharma veda netaraH. Though we, the mortals,
cannot adjudge what is dharma & what is not, we have to get the required
'sattva shuddhi' with the help of shAstra Acharya upadesha and shama
In order to explain deviations we introduce the concept of dharma sukshma.
Sankara says in Dasasloki
न वर्णा न वर्णाश्रमाचारधर्माः
तदेकोवशिष्टः शिवः केवलोऽहम्
> And this shiva (paramAtma) who is beyond varNa & varNAshrama dharma has
prescribed 'varNAshrama dharma' for the varNAshrami-s is it not?? I hope
you would agree that he does not have any confusion with regard to this
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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