[Advaita-l] Nitya Karma question
brahmasatyam at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 00:01:40 CDT 2011
It is good to know that you agree with one aspect of what Shankara says with
regards to non-performance of nityakarma, regardless of how you or I prefer
to couch it. One more point to clarify:
You mentioned: kAmya and prAyashchitta have specific results. So, they can't
result in achievement of pitR^iloka. Moreover, what I said above was said by
KK: It still does not refute my earlier position. The point in question is
whether the reference to Karma could be generic and not confining itself to
nityakarma only. Unless you can show me shruti pramana that karma means ONLY
nityakarma excluding other karmas (both laukika and vaidika/shastrokta). If
we are unable to find shruti support, then you cannot use that passage (i.e.
karmaNA pitR^ilokaH) from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad to support your cause.
2011/10/4 श्रीमल्ललितालालितः <lalitaalaalitah at gmail.com>
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> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 09:38, Kathirasan K <brahmasatyam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1. karmaNA pitR^ilokaH - is the shruti which says that karma result in
> > achievement of pitR^iloka. This is opposed to sha~Nkara's view
> > KK: Why is there a compulsion to confine the above reference to 'karma'
> > nitya karma exclusively? Why can't it be generally seen as it
> > all karmas including kamya karmas? Shankara mentions generally 'karmas
> > as the agnihotra' for the above quotation of yours. (see Brhadaranyaka
> > Upanishad bhashya 1.5.16).
> kAmya and prAyashchitta have specific results. So, they can't result in
> achievement of pitR^iloka.
> Moreover, what I said above was said by Anandagiri himself.
> > However, we can
> > take the view that the non performance does harm PASSIVELY in that it
> > not mitigate the manifestation of pratyavaya. So Shankara is not wrong.
> This is what I wanted to hear from you.
> Just saying that non-performance doesn't harm, makes people believe that
> they are useless. If you say what you said now, then it will not happen.
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