[Advaita-l] kathakopanishad & yama
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Fri Apr 5 18:12:27 CDT 2013
Ajit - jnaani understands that he is never a kartaa, hence he does not incur either merits or sins. However he does follow the dharma - to set example for others who do not have the self-knmowledge and follow whatever shreShTa purusha does. Hence Yama was following the rules that were laid out in receiving a learned brahmin boy.
> From: Ajit Krishnan <ajit.krishnan at gmail.com>
>In the kathopanishad, yama teaches para vidya. Bhashyakara starts by
>saluting him, and anandagiri's gloss shows him to be a gyani --
>"sAkshAtkRta-paramAnandaH ... akartRbrahmAtmatAnubhavabalataH" etc.
>In mantra 1.1.9, he presents three boons to Nachiketas in lieu of the
>pratyavAya-dosha. Here, bhAshyakAra says "he brahman svasti bhadram me.astu
>| tasmAt bhavataH anashanena madgRha-vAsa-nimitta-doShAt
>Does the pratyavAya-dosha apply to a gyani?
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