[Advaita-l] Learning to Live as Citizens of the Society

Durga Prasad Janaswamy janaswami at gmail.com
Thu Jan 28 19:17:46 CST 2016

Hari Om,


The email talks about 'Yoga' which is dwaitaa,  not adwaitaa.

Adwaitaa is not against Yoga.    For an adwaitin, yoga is a bahiranga
sAdhanA, useful for antaHkaraNa shuddhi.
There are several bahiranga sAdhanA for antaHkaraNa shuddhi and Yoga is one
of them.

For an adwaitin
आत्मा वा अरे द्रष्टव्यः श्रोतव्यो मन्तव्यो निदिध्यासितव्यो मैत्रेय्यात्मनो
वा अरे दर्शनेन श्रवणेन मत्या विज्ञानेनेदं सर्वं विदितम् ॥ ५ ॥

बृहदारण्यकोपनिषद्भाष्यम् । द्वितीयोऽध्यायः । चतुर्थं ब्राह्मणम् । मन्त्रः ५
AtmA vA are draShTavyaH shrotavyo mantavyo nididhyAsitavyo maitreyyAtmano
vA are darshanena shravaNena matyA vij~nAnenedaM sarvaM viditam || 5 ||

bRRihadAraNyakopaniShadbhAShyam | dvitIyo.adhyAyaH | chaturthaM brAhmaNam |
mantraH 5

The Self, my dear Maitreyi, should be realized -- should be heard of,
reflected on and meditated upon. By the realization of the Self, my dear,
through hearing, reflection and meditation, all this is known.

thanks and regards

On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 6:40 PM, KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

>  Source: Speaking Tree, Times of India, Master: Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev Ji
> Maharaja
> Dear Friends,                        Universality is an inherent truth
> where as individuality is an idea. The Indian Yogic system speaks of the
> Chitta Vritti Nirodha, This means even if the modification of the mind
> ceases, still remains as alert mind. One experience a profound state of
> existence.
> Most of the people wants to speak with the mind, it is not so easy to all
> the ordinary human beings like us and it is possible for this great Masters
> who had over come  " Deha Abhimana" i.e Body Consciousness. It doesn't come
> easily as one has to spend many years in intense Tapas.
> Human body is undoubtedly most sophisticated instrument on this planet
> with the source of life inside into this wonderful machine. Consequently
> every human retains subconscious awareness in the mind that  there is more
> life than the physical appearance which makes him to know what is going
> around him.
> If one is Silent, It doesn't mean that they are immature or innocent or
> not capable of doing anything. But what makes them to be like that is their
> " Janma Samskara " which makes them to keep cool although they know
> everything.
> Finally, what i think is that one has to be hermit like life style after
> the completion of house hold activities/duties as per the individual karma
> in this maya world. I mean one has to perform his job in this samsara with
> great dedication and action as there is no excuse here to any body.
> I mentioned previously that celibacy with be the best choice of life.
> Hermit life means wandering like a monk (Parivrajaka) with his chitta/will
> as his religion of his choice then I believe that the gods, goddesses,
> Masters, Prakriti will automatically unfolds and you will certainly join
> them on the final day of Judgement.
> Any learned members may comment or contribute their view on my opinion.
> with regardsKameswara
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