[Advaita-l] Samit Pani, do we really have to stretch this ??

Nithin Sridhar sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 29 03:56:13 CDT 2013

When it is said that Jnani has no Karma, it means that Jnani who remains in
Paramartika Dasha, for him no Karma binds. But, a Jivan-Mukta remains in
his body till his Prarabda Karma is extinguished. Hence, even many
Householders have become Jnani's. The examples can be that of King Janaka
or Rishi Vashista etc. In the recent times the example of Lahari Mahasaya
can be given.



On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Just my few additional thoughts :
> In Advaita Parampara we can see Rishis like Vasishtha, Sakti, Parashara,
> Vyasa and Suka. Those Rishis were householders living with wives and
> children.
> > AFAIK, shuka was not a householder, he was a born jnAni, anyway, let
> that matter be aside.
> They were doing Yajnas regularly. But they were Brahma Jnanis. No
> one can deny that.
> >  jnAna and karma cannot go hand in hand, there is an elaborated
> discussion on this in shankara's geeta bhAshya.  Here shankara gives
> details how the paramArtha jnAni cannot engage himself in karma-s.
> In Upanishad period all Brahma Jnanis were householders only. There were
> no
> Sanyasis.
> >  I am afraid, this is rather an exaggerated claim.  prabhuji, do you
> have any scriptural reference for this statement?? BTW, I am not able to
> understand this upanishad period!! since tradition holds that veda-s are
> anAdi, apaurusheya & its doctrine is not time-bound.
> In Upanishad period the Advaita was followed was different. It was like
> Mandana Mishra's Advaita like mixing Jnana and Karma.
> >  I dont think so, coz., upanishad itself says na karamaNa naprajaya,
> tyAgenaike amrutatvamAnashuH...saNyAsa yOga is well documented in shruti
> itself.
>  A Brahma Jijnasu was doing Yajnas and studying Upanishads also at the
> same time. It was Jnana
> Karma Samuccaya Vada of Mandana Mishra. Mandana Mishra has praised Vaidika
> Karmas are important for Brahma Jnana.
> >  I think pUrva mImAmsaka-s have described vedAnta (jnAna kAnda) as
> eulogy, arthavAda.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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