[Advaita-l] Mandukyopanishad for Sanyasis

Mahadevan Babu babunim at optushome.com.au
Wed Jun 1 04:01:27 CDT 2011

Thank you Sriramji,

That is right, I forgot the name of the Vrata, thanks for reminding me.  It is more contextual on the subject matter rather than efficacy meaning.

Hari Om

On 01/06/2011, at 2:49 PM, Venkata sriram P wrote:

> Dear Mahadevanji,
> /////
> If it is MundakOpanishad, in a way, this is may be according to one sampradaya.  I believe this Atharva Veda Upanishad got this name, because,  the seeking disciple who wishes to learn this truth,  needed to remain Vrath by remaining shaving his head (Mundaka:)  and on completion of the Vrata,  hee needs to approach the teacher with a Mud Pot containing coal ambers in his Head and prostrate to the Guru, expressing his desire to learn this ultimate truth.
> May be he wanted to observe a bit of this sampradaya
> //
> This is the "sirOvrata" of Atharva Veda.  I think, this vrata in its literal sense has been
> refuted by Acharya Sankara in his Brahma Sutra Bhashya (somewhere in 3rd Section).
> regs,
> sriram
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