[Advaita-l] vedic yajna

D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ dvnsarma at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 20:39:47 CST 2011

What happence to the purva mimamsa position
tht smritis are valid so long as they do not go against sruti and
sishtachara is valid only as long as it does not contradict sruti
and valid smriti? How can smriti which prohibits gavalambham and
palapaitrukam be valid vis a vis sruti 's injunction?


On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 7:05 AM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> In all these cases Shankaracharya has Himself placed  a rider in His own
> BhAshya-s.  For example in the sutra bhashya He says:  यस्मिन् देशे काले यो
> धर्मो अनुष्ठीयते स एव धर्मः देशकालान्तरे अधर्मो भवति ॥ In the Taittiriya
> bhashya too this occurs in a slightly different manner for the mantra अथ
> यदि ते कर्मविचिकित्सा वा वृत्तविचिकित्स्ता वा स्यात्
> '[In case you have a doubt as to how you should perform a particular action
> or as to how you should conduct in a particular situation] then the
> conduct/behaviour of the noble minded living in that place/time will be
> your guide.'
> Thus the interpretation of His own Bhashya-s are to be made in the light of
> His own words above.
> Regards,
> subrahmanian.v
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