[Advaita-l] Brahma Jnana only for sanyasis?
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Fri Oct 25 06:40:08 CDT 2013
Your understanding is right.
The only qualification necessary is one should be a human being!
The King janakA is frequently quoted in shAstrA
You can appreciate the reason!
Every rule has exception and exception is not applicable to all.
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> On 25-Oct-2013, at 3:01 pm, Shrinivas Gadkari <sgadkari2001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> If we look at the Vedic literature, we find abundant examples
> of Brahama Jnana being mastered by grihasthas.
> To name a few: Shri Rama, Shri Krishna, Atri, Vyasa, Vasistha,
> Agastya, Yajnavalkya, Sandipani, Bhrigu, Jamadagni, Janaka,
> Ajatashatru were brahma jnani grihasthas.
> Even the trinity and all devas are grihasthas. So most certainly
> brahma jnana is not reserved for sannyasis only.
> 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.
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