[Advaita-l] "Adharma" of a Jnani - the instances of Miracles (was Re: Is morality necessary for liberation?)

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 23:38:11 CST 2014

Hari Om, Bhaskarji,

On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> >  I know this is off the topic.  One of my mAdhva prabhuji-s in one of
> his personal exchanges with me asked me a question :  Since shankara opted
> for another body to learn kAma shAstra but used his own antaHkaraNa, he
> cannot  be called a celibate who observed brahmacharya in vAcha and
> manasa.  Anyway, since I myself doubt these episodes for one or the other
> reason and accepts the poetic exaggeration in these biographies, I told
> him I donot have answer to this type of questions.

I just couldn't help wonder two things:

1) What do Madhvas think of Krishna calling himself as a brahmachari then!

2) If antaHkaraNa is to define celibacy, what do Madhvas think
transmigrates across janmas (or indulges in dream relations)?

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
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