[Advaita-l] Samit Pani

vaidehi chaitanya vaidehi.chaitanya at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 12:19:08 CDT 2013


the samit is a symbol of the readiness of the student who approaches the
guru  that "s/he is ready to burn the ego". the samit by its very nature
catches the fire immediately (in upanishad - the fire refers to the fire of
knowledge *Ijnanagni) *and weightless (*here weightlessness refers to ego
which is tired and has given up itself to a considerable degree. it does
not want to burden itself any more become heavy engaging in the activities
of the world). *
*so, in upanishad, the lakshyaartha is very important to probe into than
the vkyartha. vakhyartha is the one which says about yagna and yaga for
which samit is to be used. *
*hari om and gurubhyo namah*
*vaidehi chaitanya *

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste
> 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.
> --
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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