[Advaita-l] Prasthana Traya

Anil Aggarwal aaggarwal at wi.rr.com
Wed Jun 10 09:59:41 CDT 2015

Order recommended by Pujya Swami Dayananda Sararwati includes drik dishya viveka, Ram gita and aporokshasanubhuti as advanced prakrna granthas

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> On Jun 10, 2015, at 9:35 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> PraNAms
> The prakarana granthas also depend on the adhikaari.
> The order recommended by Swami Paramarthanandaji also starts with  Tatva bodha - since many definition of the terms are provided to have clear understanding of the terms when one studies other Advaita Vedanta texts.
> Bhagavat geeta is for everybody since it is both yoga shastra and brahmavidya - Karma and upasana yoga is very important for the beginners since they prepare for jnana yoga. 
> Atmabodha and Viveka chudamani contains the essence of upanishads - hence it is important at the stage to have the study of some upanishads under a teacher after one has gone through Bhagavat geeta.
> Swamiji recommends study of Bhagavat geeta again after studying Upanishads 
> At that time one can also study the some of the more advanced prakarana granthaas like Dakshinamuurhty slokas etc.
> Study will never end - as one abides in the knowledge, study itself provides a means to abide in the knowledge. 
> My 2c
> Hari Om!
> Sadananda
> --------------------------------------------
> On Wed, 6/10/15, Siva Senani Nori via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Prasthana Traya
> To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
> Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:17 AM
> Dear Sri Nath
> Namaste.
> The order that I wrote
> about is what I heard of as being followed in my family and
> guru paramparaa. The order might vary depending on
> adhikaarabheda, sampradaayabheda etc. Otherwise, where is
> the need for prakaraNagranthas to be composed? The Guru is
> the ideal person to evaluate a saadhaka and recommend the
> path to be followed and his guidance is Final.  
> न गुरोरधिकं न
> गुरोरधिकम् 
> RegardsN.
> Siva Senani
>       From:
> Sanju Nath <sanjivendra at gmail.com>
>  To:
> Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com>;
> A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
>  Sent: Tuesday, 9 June 2015 4:19 PM
>  Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Prasthana Traya
> Dear Sri
> Nori,
> I thought Swami
> Paramarthananda's recommended order was Bhagvad Gita as
> being the equivalent of Bachelors degree,  Upanishads of
> Masters degree, and Brahma Sutra was the PhD equivalent, in
> one of his audio lectures.  
> Warm regards,
> Sanju Nath
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