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

rajaramvenk at gmail.com rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 10:54:22 CDT 2013

There are financial products called FST and CFD where you can make 100 times your investment whether the price  goes up or down. The catch is you have to get it right or you will lose equally big. I tried to see if jyotisha can be used to do it. I couldn't find an astrologer who can take up the challenge :) If Vedas and Vedangas don't serve a practical purpose, most people aren't going to give a damn really. In fact, most traditionalists send their kids to modern education and rightfully so because science produces practical results. 

On women, we worship Devi because she is an eternal form of Brahman. The whole idea of worshipping women is an artificial concept. Women don't like to be worshipped unless you are .... IMO, we have to deal with women as per dharma.  DharmAvirodha kAmOsmi says the Lord. If you satisfy kAmA properly in a marriage, then you won't have a repressed society. While UK allows marriage at 16, India doesn't until 18. 
I'm not opposed to sannyasa for the genuinely qualified but definitely not for ...,  who has not conquered kAmA and krOdhA well enough. One popular jnAni is claimed to have said that he was overwhelmed by lust.  I understand avidya lesha but don't want too many jnAnis walking around with uncontrolled kAmA - a fair ask I presume :)
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our reluctance to study them and exploit them for the first three purusharthas

Just six months ago, my boss felicitated one of the greatest scholars of vyAkaraNa
and vEdAnta whose name is Br.Sri. Darshana Alankara Vishwanatha Gopalakrishna Sastry Garu.

We asked him to deliver a lecture on the importance of vedas to the common people as
there were the people belonging to different sections of society.  

He spoke extempore on vedanta and pratical importance of karma like performing shrAddha
karma to departed elders (which is now being thrown to winds) and also on certain aspects
of kareerESTi yAga for bringing rains etc. 

He said that it is good that bhArata bhUmi was, is and would be the beacon light for studies
of upanishads, vedanta and other siddhAntAs etc.  But had it shown a little care towards
the 1st three purushArthAs, probably, our nation would have been the topmost among
the list of developped countries. 

He also lamented that the country where women are worshipped as the forms of devi, 
there is no security for them and women crimes are increasing day by day.  There 
are no strict norms on women security and moral discipline among the indians. Women
crimes are the order of the day now in bhArata which once declared women as the 
embodiment of Divine Mother.  

Just thinking aloud !! Where are we heading to with this study of vedanta and 
emphasis on moksha when the basic rules of dharma is violated !


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