[Advaita-l] Interest Collection is Wrong according to Dharma?

Sivakumar,Kollam sivanr8010 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 19:18:16 CDT 2013

SAdara praNAM Sriramji,
By the by in which text the pramana can be seen.
Plse give details.

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 10:47 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> brahmins & kshatriyas were forbidden in dharma sastras.
> It is vaishya vritti.  However, dharma shastra instructs himto take a very
> nominal interest only during Apat-kAla.
> The %age of interest should also be accordingto then prevailing rates
> across the world.  If possible,it was advised to do samudrayAna (cross the
> oceans)and find out the prevailing interest rates in the foreigncountries
> and then decide the interest rate
> samudrayAna kushalA dEshakAlArtha darshinaHpayanti tu yAM vruddhiM sA
> tatrAdhigamaM prati
> So, brahmins are forbidden from taking interests.
> However, when they have stooped to such low levelsof doing shunaka-vritti
> for survival, IMHO, there is nothing wrong in taking the same, if it
> meant only for self-sustenance and family support.
> If that is the only means of livelihood, thenhe is bound to do that for
> his survival.
> The basic underlying principle behind thesedharma sukshma is that artha &
> kAma shouldbe earned with dharma in mind.
> Equipped with all these 3, one should strive forchaturtha purushArtha ie.,
> moksha.
> regs,sriram
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