[Advaita-l] Samit Pani

kuntimaddi sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 25 01:13:36 CDT 2013

One explanation is it is fire wood required to keep warm in the cold hills of Himalayas where Gurus were sitting in those days, in contemplation. They really do not need anything, but student was asked to approach a teacher with an attitude of service. This is also stated as requirement in the Mudaka sloka - preeksha lokaan karmachitaan brahmano... 
Hari Om!

> From: Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>
>In Prashna Upanisad the Brahma Jnaninaha like Bharadwaja'son Sukesha,
>Satyakama, Sauryayani, Ashvalayana Kausalya, Bhargava and Katyayana
>Kabandhi  the six Brahma Nishthas approached the Guru Pipplada with Samit
>sticks in hands.
>In Upanisads the disciple will approach his Guru with fuel sticks in hand.
>Why? He will give the fuel sticks to the Guru. The Guru is not be a
>Sanyasi. He may perform many Yajnas and he is teaching Brahma Jnana to
>disciples. Sanyasis cannot perform Yajnas and fire rituals like this.
>But this is going against Adi Sankara's argument Brahma Jnana will happen
>after giving up Karma Kanda.
>Kindly clear this doubt.

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