[Advaita-l] Samit Pani
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Fri Oct 25 02:52:53 CDT 2013
Our dharma says that one should never approach elders (guru & acharya) empty-handed.
Having submitted the appropriate sambhAvana to the Acharya either in the form of phala, dhana, vastu etc., one should seek their blessings which is called "AsheevAdaM". This is maNgaLa-sUchaka.
So, "samidhAs" represent the vaidika-karma (pUrva-meemAmsa). He intends to say that so far he has performed all these karma-kANDa to his satisfaction and now he is interested in jnAna-mArga and wants to spend his life in Atma-vichAra.
Hence, he approaches the AchArya with humility having samidhAs in his hand to seek the AchArya-deekSa by initiating him in sanyAsa thereby wants to relieve himself from the karma-mArga. The samidhAs, thus presented by the shishya is used for "virajA-hOma" by the Acharya.
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