[Advaita-l] kathakopanishad & yama
ajit.krishnan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 16:50:52 CDT 2013
Thank you for sharing this perspective. Bhashyakara could have indicated
this with a simple word or two. To your knowledge, did he do so anywhere in
the kathopanishad bhashya?
Saluting nachiketas, and providing him with three boons makes perfect
sense. But, "svasti me.astu" doesn't quite seem to fit. Is this enjoined by
shAsra, or shiShTAchAra?
On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Hari Om!
> > 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
> >| tasmAt bhavataH anashanena madgRha-vAsa-nimitta-doShAt
> >tatprAptyupashamena ||"
> >Does the pratyavAya-dosha apply to a gyani?
> > ajit
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