[Advaita-l] Amma Swamini Swathmabodhananda Saraswathi no more.

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 02:25:51 EST 2019

The Taittiriya Upanishad says:  When in doubt as to how to go about in
conduct or karma,  'do as the noble persons in your place and time.'   This
is the guidance of the Upanishads that supersedes all talks, injunctions,
etc.  The latter are only general guides whereas the specific guide is the
above Taittiriya vakya.


On Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 11:32 AM ஆமாச்சு via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Views of Puri Acharya are available here on two different occasions:
>  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INMB8yciVc8
>  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13uH2SQpjfE
> On 12/11/19 8:10 PM, Praveen R. Bhat via Advaita-l wrote:
> >
> > Divine Life Society (DLS)/ Swami Shivanandaji Maharaj (SS) was a pioneer
> in
> > initiating women and foreigners into sannyAsa. I recall an incident
> quoted
> > by one Swamini Amma at DLS, Rishikesh. SS had asked to write a book on
> Yoga
> > while she was really an expert on Vedanta and not Yoga! By the time she
> > finished the book, SS had attained mahAsamAdhi and she approached HH
> > Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji for blessings. There she boldly told HH
> > that even if orthodoxy may not agree, she considers herself as a sannyAsI
> > belonging to the Sringeri tradition as SS was initiated by a sannyAsI of
> > the Sringeri tradition. HH said that he appreciated her courage and a
> wrote
> > a foreword to her book.
> >
> > SS used to initiate people into sannyAsa even on postcard! When asked as
> to
> > this unheard-of way to initiate people into sannyAsa, he simply said
> > something to the effect so: there is a traditional view that mokSha is
> not
> > possible without sannyAsa and I do not want to deny the possibility of
> that
> > to anyone.
> >
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