[Advaita-l] Commentary on Ramana's Forty Verses

Sanju Nath sanjivendra at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 20:44:00 EDT 2021

I was actually looking forward to reading his commentary/interpretation on
RM’s most important work, which is a big commitment of time on his part,
and some discussion on how it aligned with Bhagvadpada Shankarcharya’s

Unfortunately after his first two posts, disagreement happened and one
thing led to another.

But the main purpose - the posting of the verses, and his interpretation -
was useful, I felt, for contemplation on “Who Am I” message of Ramana

Sanjivendra Nath.

On Mon, Jun 21, 2021 at 12:40 PM S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

>  jaldhar at braincells.com jaldhar at braincells.com
> Akilesh Ayyar ayyar at akilesh.com wrote:
> > > Interesting how Ramana himself in all his discourses seems
> > > perfectly capable of using the word sannyasa when he wants to, usually
> in a
> > > way that you disagree with.
> >
> > I never bothered with Raman and his teachings myself but I have some
> > respect for him/them because people I respect respect them. But the sole
> > reason for discussing his views on a list for Advaita Vedanta is if
> those
> > views are consonant with Advaita Vedanta (which existed long before
> him.)
> > If as you say, he actually wasn't an Advaitin which I find hard to
> believe
> > but if it is true, then his views have no place in advaita-l.
> >
> Ramana Bhagavan has been revered by both the Sringeri and Puri Acharyas of
> His time.
> Hence His Teachings are definitely pertinent to Advaita Vedanta.
> >
> > > No. Wrong. That's all prarabhda karma..
> > >
> >
> > Let it be so, it doesn't change the fact they are not producing new
> karma
> > neither are they part of the web of social relations.
> >
> > Anyway, I've removed you from the list now. You can spread your wisdom
> > somewhere else.
> >
> Although Akilesh has a view of Sannyasa that I believe is not really held
> by either
> Traditionalists or a specific Teacher, he has done two things correctly:
> 1) He has quoted passages from Ramana Bhagavan's teachings, rather than
> mere empty talk.
> 2) He has not resorted to any personal attacks.
> For the above reasons, I would recommend that he not be removed, but of
> course,
> you are the moderator.
> The main point in this thread that I would like to reiterate is this:
> No amount of quoting any authority saying that "Sannyasa should not be
> resorted to by
> this particular individual" can be taken as proof that Sannyasa is
> generally prohibited
> or not recommended to anyone. This is because the said individual may not
> be *FIT*
> to take up Sannyasa. The foremost example in this regard is Arjuna himself!
> Regards,
> Kartik
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