[Advaita-l] What can one do when one is dying?
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Wed May 3 02:10:48 EDT 2017
One may talk 'n' no. of philosophies but who knows when the death comes !
Kanchi Paramacharya used to say that it is the fear of death which is more frightening than
the actual one. For that He advised the daily recital of शतरुद्रियं and meditation of Lord Mrityunjaya.
तैत्तिरीय आरण्यक portions have enlightening mantras especially the द्वितीय प्रपाठक also called
स्वाध्याय ब्राह्मणम् and the माहानारायण मन्त्रभागः..
The 23rd अनुवाकः from स्वाध्याय ब्राह्मणम् has the potency of removing the fear of death &
accidental death which was told to us by our vedic teacher.
परीवृतो वरीवृतो ब्रह्मणा वर्मणाऽहं तेजसा कश्यपस्य .......... mantra removes this fear.
Sayana says - वर्मणा - कवच रूपेण परमात्मना परितो विष्टितः ....
Those who cannot recite the vedic portions, can recite the नारायण कवचं / रामरक्षा स्तोत्रं daily
followed by नारायण and रामनाम स्मरणं .
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