[Advaita-l] prayaschitta

Kaushik Chevendra chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 03:06:53 EDT 2021


Very well said vinodh ji.

On Sun, 17 Oct, 2021, 10:56 am Vinodh via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaskaram Sri Kaushik,
>
> Thank you for sharing this excerpt on prayaschitta from the Vishnu purana.
>
> It is the Paramatma who controls and engages the entire world while still
> retaining his atma-svaroopa-jnana. Therefore He is indeed the one who can
> expiate all sins including the biggest sin of all, forgetting the true
> nature of our Atma, and grant eternal freedom by bestowing jnana to the
> jiva.
>
> It is therefore a great opportunity for reminding ourselves of the Lord
> every Ekadashi through fasting and refraining from indulging in
> sense-objects, and by meditating on Sri Hari.
>
> Om namo narayanaya 🙏
>
>
> On Sat 16. Oct 2021 at 09:06, Kaushik Chevendra via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>
> > Namaste.
> > On the auspicious occasion of ekadashi just wanted to share an excerpt
> from
> > vishnu purana.
> > For, Maitreya, suitable acts of expiation have been enjoined by the great
> > sages for every kind of crime[
> > <
> >
> https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/vishnu-purana-wilson/d/doc115966.html#note-e-59097
> > >
> > Arduous
> > penances for great sins, trifling ones for minor offences, have been
> > propounded by Svāyambhuva
> > <https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/svayambhuva#purana> and others:
> but
> > reliance upon Kṛṣṇa is far better than any such expiatory acts, as
> > religious austerity, or the like. Let any one who repents of the sin of
> > which he may have been culpable have recourse to this best of all
> > expiations, remembrance of Hari
> > <https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/hari#purana>: by addressing his
> > thoughts to Nārāyaṇa <
> https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/narayana#purana>
> > at
> > dawn, at night, at sunset, and midday, a man shall be quickly cleansed
> from
> > all guilt: the whole heap of worldly sorrows is dispersed by meditating
> on
> > Hari; and his worshipper, looking upon heavenly fruition as an impediment
> > to felicity, obtains final emancipation. He
> > <
> >
> https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/vishnu-purana-wilson/d/doc115966.html#page-211
> > >whose
> > mind is devoted to Hari in silent prayer, burnt-offering, or adoration,
> is
> > impatient even of the glory of the king of the gods. Of what avail is
> > ascent to the summit of heaven, if it is necessary to return from thence
> to
> > earth. How different is the meditation on Vāsudeva
> > <https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/vasudeva#purana>, which is the
> seed
> > of eternal freedom. Hence, Muni, the man who thinks of Viṣṇu, day and
> > night, goes not to Naraka after death, for all his sins are atoned for.
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