[Advaita-l] Shankara and Madhusudhana
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Jul 28 06:20:35 CDT 2011
In both cases they were the designated successors and followed a
procedure. They did not simply put on kesari clothes, give themselves new
names and declare themselves initiated which is what Vivekananda did. And
Vivekananda did so not because he wasn't aware of the procedure for
sannyasa but because he simply didn't care for such niceties. One can
try and justify that behavior if one likes (though an Advaitin would not.)
but one cannot have it both ways and claim that such a person is an
authority on the shastras he ignores.
sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vyas prabhuji
After reading above, one more striking name comes to my mind that is Sri
bhagavan ramaNa maharshi, who also has not taken any formal saNyAsa or not
cared about any formal saNyAsa at that point of time and in front of
aruNachaleshwara temple he has taken his own decision & threw away his
yajnOpaveeta, shaven his head & has not worn kesari clothes. Kindly tell
me what is your opinion on him.
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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