[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas
kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 7 02:35:49 EDT 2017
I have the same question as Sri Shashiji. How can the teaching of an eternal shruti (like the Brihadaranyaka upanishad) change with time and place?
On Fri, 10/6/17, Vēdānta Study Group <vedant.study at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas
To: "Kalyan" <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:22 PM
Dharma (and its
interpretation) evolves through time. What is stated in the
Brhadaranyaka upanishad may be contextual to the social
situation then. These boundaries can be widened as
contemporary sampradayavits see fit.
As someone correctly points out, even the
Jagadguru of Sringeri has blessed the SVBF mandir to be set
up in Pennsylvania. Surely these Acharyas have a better
understanding of the commentaries and how to make them
applicable in present times. Personally, I don't see
ourselves fit to form a universal opinion for Hindus to
follow, but certainly these teachers are in a position to do
so, and they have. So far I have not seen any counter to
On 6 October 2017 at 11:14,
Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
surprised that in this entire discussion no one has quoted
the Brihadaranyaka upanishad so far.
Br.Up.1.3.10 advises against foreign travel. Shankara
interprets it in the same way.
Travel should be confined to lands inhabited by people
possessing Vedic knowledge - this is the gist.
Thus, there is Shruti prohibition against foreign travel.
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