[Advaita-l] Mantras for daily chanting

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 16:27:05 CST 2017

Dear Sir,

Those who inquire into the questions you asked keep silent, as they should!


On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:55 AM, sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Dear Sri Kripa Shankar,
>      Your reply does not address my questions. The questions are simple
> and direct.
> With respectful namaskarams,Sreenivasa Murthy
>       From: Kripa Shankar <kripa.shankar.0294 at gmail.com>
>  To: sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l <narayana145 at yahoo.co.in>; Venkatesh
> Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>; Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
> Cc: Advaita discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-
> vedanta.org>
>  Sent: Tuesday, 24 January 2017 6:30 PM
>  Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Mantras for daily chanting
> Namaste,
> There are two aspects to this. One is that mantra recitation is not only
> for realization of self, but also to accomplish desires. The Brahmanas (not
> the caste) are solely for this purpose, isn't it? Then again some in the
> West are exploring mantra therapy. ‎The body is gross, prANa is subtle,
> manas is even more subtle. So I feel mantras are really good for our own
> well being if not to get Moksha.
> Secondly, I can keep asking myself 'who am I ' for the rest of my life but
> the answer doesn't change over time. If one has to realize the Self, then
> the only real path is renouncement ‎of desires. Indriya Nigraha. All other
> superficial methods are mere words anyone can speak. Na karmana na prajaya
> dhanena tyagenaika amritatvam......‎
> Regards
> Kripa ‎
> yo vedAdau svaraH prokto vedAnte cha pratiShThitaH |
> tasya prakRRiti-lInasya yaH parassa maheshvaraH ||
>   Original Message
> From: sreenivasa murthy via Advaita-l
> Sent: Tuesday 24 January 2017 5:19 PM
> To: Venkatesh Murthy; A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta; Bhaskar YR;
> A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta
> Reply To: sreenivasa murthy
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Mantras for daily chanting
> Dear Friends,
>          Who exists prior to the recitation of the mantra which is nothing
> but a group of varnas? Who is the knower of the recitation itself? Who is
> the chanter? Has anyone of you made an inquiry / enquiry into this question?
> With respectful namaskarams,Sreenivasa Murthy

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