[Advaita-l] Mantras for daily chanting
kripa.shankar.0294 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 03:17:12 CST 2017
Namaste Venkata Sriram,
Arrogance, false pride etc is the hallmark of the foolish. If not scholarship, arrogant people will take pride in being staunch devotees. We have seen the extremes of such devotion turning into radical behaviour and resulting in violence.
But there is no danger at all in jnana. It is just a stigma attached in our contemporary approach. Nahi jnanena sadrisham pavitram...The age old saying vidya dadhati vinayam. Even a little effort to obtain jnana will transform a person.
yo vedAdau svaraH prokto vedAnte cha pratiShThitaH |
tasya prakRRiti-lInasya yaH parassa maheshvaraH ||
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Mantras for daily chanting
Similarly for your questions there is no answer but Sashtanga Pranams
if you have realized the Truth
In kali-yuga, नामसंकीर्तनम् is the advocated for all, irrespective of varNa, jAti and linga bhEda.
There are dangers in vichAra / jnAna mArga. Sadhaka may end up with Atheism / arrogance /
self-aggrandisement / false prestige of showing one's scholarship unless properly
moulded by satguru.
Swami Ranganathananda Ji, former president of Ramakrishna Mutt, Hyd, used to always
say in his lectures that the sAdhaka should be like "gulaab jamoon". He should fry
himself in the ghee of jnAna and then later soak himself in the sugar syrup of bhakti.
Such a sAdhaka becomes soft and recipient of divine grace.
Otherwise, he would end up in shAstra-vAsana and show of knowledge.
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