[Advaita-l] VIRAJA HOMAM
kamesh_ccmb at yahoo.co.in
Wed Aug 3 22:42:45 EDT 2022
This was an excellent write up and very useful for the beginners. The Ultimate objective of Sanyasa asrama is HAPPYNESS. The Solo Objective of sanyasa asrama is to meet your preceptor/ Guru after leaving the physical body.
There are various means to attain knowledge, like study of scriptures, introspection, or self-inquiry, but the most effective means is by seeking the grace of the guru. For one who is humble, devoted and dedicated, the guru appears at the right time. This happens is reality and TRUE for the needy person*. (*Definitely not for all)Here is a beautiful Link for Guru's Grace.
Anandagiri, one of the ideal disciples of Adi Shankara, was not knowledgeable but humble and full of love towards his Master. When Shankaracharya was passing through Karnataka, Giri went and prostrated before him, seeking his sharan, refuge. Acharya said, ‘Through pure devotion and humility one becomes enlightened, and I accept you as one of my disciples.’ Giri then dedicated himself to the service of Adi Shankara. While Hasthamalaka, another disciple, identified himself as the Self, Atman, Giri identified himself totally with his guru. Giri considered Atman and guru as one and the same. In Acharya’s spiritual sessions, Giri would only be a silent spectator; he would sit without participating in any discussion. Once, while beginning a spiritual session, Acharya waited for the arrival of Giri, who was washing clothes nearby. The other disciple asked Shankaracharya to go ahead with the class, as Giri wouldn’t understand anything in any case. Acharya then called Giri and graced him with higher knowledge, and Giri composed eight verses called Totakashtam, regarded as the highest work of jnana.
When Arjun, a warrior and master of archery, hesitated to take up arms, Krishn said: “Who are you to refrain or to act. Give up the notion of doer-ship. You are merely a tool Guy in the order of Higher Power.”
Taking the role of Jagadguru, Krishn said that the only way by which one can gain real knowledge, Self-knowledge, is by approaching the guru who has realised it himself.
It is the guru who helps the devotee to know that he is not a mere physical entity but a spiritual being, poised to reach the higher goals in life.Ackn: Article by Sh. V.S.Krishnan in TOI Speaking Tree.
On Thursday 4 August 2022, 7:14:57 AM IST, Aravinda Rao <karavind09 at gmail.com> wrote:
Namaskars, Sometime ago I wrote an article on samnyas deeksha, which may also be seen in this context.Aravinda Rao
On Thu, Aug 4, 2022 at 7:01 AM KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
Dear Sir, Although Sanyasa Asrama rule's are toughest than those prescribed, one has to take the consideration of Desa, Kala mana situations into account. e.g, There could be Hindu Sanyasis living in the western world, for them there could be some relaxations regarding timings, food & rules of Chaturmasya Vrata deeksha.
In the Westernwolrd, Everything is Business which includes, life, relations, puja & what not all.I may be shrude in making the statement, but it is true that there is no service concept there due to the fact that their environment, regulatories are like that there.
But one thing is sure that any where on this earth, COOKING OF FOOD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED FOR A SANYASI.
Sanyasi shouls take his food by BHIKSHATAN ONLY whether it is possible or not, No Exemptions here, otherwise pls don't go for sanayasa asrama.
After taking the sanyasa asrama deeksha, there will be no relations exsist with any one except your preceptor.
The Video which I sent yesterday (sent by sri subramanian sir also) mentions that the parents addressing their own son as Mahaswami & Jagaduguru and prostating to him during puja. It is absolute correct & It should be like that. I got a clarification also on this.
Irrespective of the relations of the purvasrama, Sanyasis should treat all the human beings with one intention ONLY. For a Sanyasis, ALL PEOPLE ARE SAME, He can advise as per the needs of the people.
This is different from
Sri Guru Padaravindarpana Mastu
On Wednesday 3 August 2022, 9:48:03 AM IST, KAMESWARARAO MULA <kamesh_ccmb at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
Dear Sir, VIRAJA HOMAM: Some Preceptor's/Guru's Keep the Viraja Homa as a secret final fire oblation although sishya sweekra ceremony can be made publically. As I mentioned in my previous mail that durung the Sanyasa deeksha ceremony, previous materilistic life is physically cut, even death rites were performed to start a new life of Monastic sanyasa deeksha with absolute self surrender. It will be toughest of toughest life and can be easy for a committed person with Guru's Guidance in the Initial years (Must & required).
Yesterday subbramanyan sir sent a beautiful LINK , In which purvasaram parent of the Uttaradhikari of sringeripeetham i.e Jagadguru sir vidhusrkhara bharathi mahaswamiji and the nice explantion of his parents in his previous life is wonderfull, worth listening ans great to know that how mahaswami sannidhaanam was nurtured the uttaradhikar since last 20 yrs at sringeri mahasamsthanam.
His purvasrama father Brahmma sri sri Kuppa subrahamanya avadhani garu mentioning that he performed the janev samskara at the 5th yrs although sastra's prescribed to perform the janev samskara in the astamagarbha i.e one should do in the 7th year by counting one yrs in the mothers woomb and he also expamined with reference that janev samskara's presciribed in 5th, 6th yr also if some one is inclined.
His mother mentions in telugu that opting the sanyasa deeksha and turning to ascetic life is mahaswami's wish and he seeks her permission to do so just like adishankara and which benedicted by her.
Although sanyasa asrama deeksha rules were so tough in the early years ans even asi ashankara himself performing her mothers final rites by invoking, touching the fire (which is not prescribed for sanyasi).
Adishankara teaches all of us that Mother is mother, above all for any one. All rules & regulations can be relaxed for the mother. As we exsist today by the oportunity of the mother and she is heavier than the earth as told by yudhistara during yakhsa-prasna samvada.
I saw in that video his parents mentioning their 2nd son as Jagadguru Vidhushekara bharathi mahaswami and they acknowledged that it is the grace of Mahasannidhanam jagadguru H.H.Sri Bharathi Teertha Mahaswami , who not only nurtured the uttaradhikari for 20 yrs in sastra adhayana and finally accepting him as his dearest disciple and appointing him as Uttaradhikari.
It is nothing but Guru's Grace.
Here is a conversation with the Purvashrama parents of the Sringeri
Jagadguru Sannidhanam. A number of Shastra points are discussed and
clarified. A very useful discourse indeed.
Sri Guru Padaravindarpana Mastu
On Tuesday, 2 August, 2022, 09:37:02 am GMT+5:45, KAMESWARARAO MULA <kamesh_ccmb at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
Dasanami Sampradaya: Dasanami sannyasin, a Shavite, Ascetic, who belongs to one of the 10 orders (dashnami, “ten names”) established by the Adi Shankara in the 8th century CE and still flourishing even today.
The 10 orders are Aranya, Ashrama, Bharati, Giri, Parvata, Puri, Sarasvati, Sagara, Tirtha, and Vana.
Each order is attached to one of four monasteries (mathas), also established by Shankara, in the north, south, east, and west parts of India. They are Jyoti (Joshi) Matha (at Badrinath, near Haridwar), Shringeri Matha (Sringeri, Karnataka), Govardhana Matha (Puri, Orissa) and Sharada Matha (Dwaraka, Gujarat). The heads of the monasteries are called mahants (Peethadipathis) (the head of the Shringeri Matha is called jagadguru, “teacher of the world”); they continue to be consulted on points of doctrine and to be accorded the highest respect by Hindu laymen as well as by the ascetics who follow them.
Dashnami sannyasins typically wear ochre-coloured robes and, if they can obtain one, carry on their shoulders a tiger or leopard skin to sit on. They wear a mark (tilaka), ideally made with ash from a cremation fire, consisting of three horizontal bands across the forehead and on other parts of their body, and a necklace-rosary consisting of 108 rudraksha seeds. They allow their beards to grow and wear their hair loose about their shoulders or else tied in a topknot.
Sri Guru Padaravindarpana Mastu
Some extreme dashnamis go about naked. They are called naga (“naked”) sannyasins and are the most militant among the ascetics. In the past the naga sannyasins on occasion engaged in battles with Islamic militants and with the naked ascetics of other Hindu sects.
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