[Advaita-l] Pitupaksha questions.

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 26 09:03:58 CDT 2011

Sri Srikanta,
All I can say is that I am amazed at the copious expanse of words that have poured forth
from your keyboard on this topic. The content of your was to be expected, but the quantity
shows the passion you have invested in it. All in vain, is it not?
> "Pitha rakshathi kaumare,bhartha rakshati yauvane
> rakshanti sthavire putrah,na stree svatantra marhathi!!"

This is Manu's verse about the absence of freedom (svAtantryam) for women (strI) in the
course of life. A woman was supposed to be protected by father, then by husband and then
by sons. In today's context, with the recognition of woman's rights as being independent of
the men in her life, this is indeed getting obsolete.
In any case, how does that fit in with pitR kArya and its observance? 
> What happened to that dic of the doctrine of Hindu Dharma.Why,our people are going wayward?
>Is it not true that all the ills our country is undergoing,because of blindly following these rituals
>which have now become obsolete.What relief it would have been for our families if we had heeded
>SriShankaraBhagawathpada's advice,if we follow only the Jnanakandha.
Shows how well you understand either rituals in general or Hindu dharma in particular or
Sankara Bhagavatpada's teaching of the jnAna kANDa! All I can say is, read the verse "vedo 
nityam adhIyatAM tad uditam karma svanushThIyatAm ..."

>The mimamsakas have always been like that.They fattened themselves over others
> by harassing the hapless Grahasthas.If you start taling about Srishankara over the karmas,they are
>dumb!These mimamsakas are parasites,and those who follow them are gullible people,as the
>Mundakopanishath sruthi says,'andenaniyamana yathandhah'.
> N.Srikanta.

The parasites are those armchair jnAnI-s who disparage karmA out of context and think they
understand Sankara well. They are the most gullible, who think they have understood it all.
The second chapter of kenopanishat comes to mind!

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