[Advaita-l] Samit Pani
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Fri Oct 25 07:06:23 CDT 2013
Is there any explicit admonition that a grihastha should not enjoy the
warmth of agnihotras?
On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:
> But there is no warming of body with Loukika Agni in Indian traditions.
> There are always three fires like Ahavaniya, Garhapatya and Dakshina Agnis.
> Minimum requirement is Garhapatya must be always burning. They require fuel
> sticks always. But the three fires are for doing fire rituals only. They
> cannot be for keeping body warm.
> But Sanyasis will not keep the three fires. They cannot use Loukika Agni to
> keep warm. They must withstand cold in the winter and heat in summer. They
> cannot escape from them.
> Why Adi Sankara is saying Sanyasa is required for Brahma Jnana? This is a
> puzzling question.
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
> kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > PraNAms
> > One explanation is it is fire wood required to keep warm in the cold
> > of Himalayas where Gurus were sitting in those days, in contemplation.
> > 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!
> > Sadananda
> > >________________________________
> > > 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
> > >sticks in hands.
> > >
> > >In Upanisads the disciple will approach his Guru with fuel sticks in
> > >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
> > >after giving up Karma Kanda.
> > >
> > >Kindly clear this doubt.
> > >
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