[Advaita-l] Srimad ParamahaMsa ParivrAjakAchAryavaryavarya

Aravinda Rao karavind09 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 02:11:13 EDT 2022

It looks that we are trying to judge or evaluate the parivrajakas but I
think we should begin with the grihastha-dharmas and mumukshu-dharmas to
examine ourselves whether we are living up to the injunctions of the
Aravinda Rao

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 11:28 AM Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Jul 2022, Bhaskar YR wrote:
> > That is really a big list of donts for the parivrAjaka-s.
> Again, let me clarify that this is an outside observers view of how
> parivrajakas behave (or ought to behave.)  It is not authoritative for any
> astika sampradaya.  For one thing, it uses the word parivrajaka
> indescriminately for kutichaka, bahudaka, hamsa, and paramahamsa whereas
> in Vedic dharmashastras, these are four separate types and the first two
> are arguably not parivrajakas at all.  (They do not wander but have fixed
> abodes, at home or at a tirth respectively.
> >  Just curious
> > to know same vidhi-s applicable to parivrAjaka-s (paramahaMsa
> > parivrajakAchArya) who are peeTAdhipatis.  For them is there any
> > separate injunctions like this??  As we know they have the big
> > shishyavrunda and Jagadguru-s to bless those shishya vrunda-s, who are
> > staying in different parts of the country, may have to travel
> > extensively to personally bless their desciples.  And since the
> > arrangements have been accordingly made in a luxurious way by devotees
> > can they accept it as "ishwarecche"  ??  Kindly clarify.
> >
> I would put it another way.  To the extent that anyone is bound by vidhis
> at all, it is due to ajnana. A paramahamsa who is a jnani has no
> restrictions at all.  If he wanders from place to place it is because he
> has no attachment to any home.  If he avoids public places or uses simple
> utensils , it is because he has no desire for the status games of society.
> If he avoids agriculture and lives on bhiksha it is only due to
> non-violence towards any living thing.  And so on.  For the sake of
> lokakshema thare are the paramahamsas who teach dharma and moksha to the
> public.  They have to come into more contact with non-paramamahamsas so
> the relationship is more formalized to protect both sides.  When the
> devotees celebrate the visit of an acharya it is in order to extoll dharma
> not the particular man who represents it.  That acharya should respond in
> a measured and strict way not out of obligation to a code but to avoid the
> possibility of being tempted and corrupted which is something that has
> happened to even great yogis.
> On Wed, 20 Jul 2022, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l wrote:
> >
> > What about yati dharma samucchaya or yati dharma pradeepika??  Is it
> > recent one??
> Relatively, yes.  Yatidharmasamucchaya is by Yadavaprakasha and is for the
> Shrivaishnava monks.  Yatidharmapradipika is an Advaita work by I
> think Swami Vishveshwara Saraswati who was the diksha guru of Swami
> Madhusudana Saraswati
> >  I read somewhere jAbAla shruti says how a parivrAjaka
> > should be, he should tonsured his head, should wear nirvarNa vastra-s,
> > should not expect anything from anyone, always should live on
> > bhikshAtana and he should leave yajnOpaveeta and veda also as he does
> > not have to do any karma.  BTW, I don't know sanyasi-s chAturmAsya vrata
> > ( now going on) is a vidhi or optional.  And I also want to know ( just
> > for the academic purpose) whether chaturAmnaya mutts have their own
> > guidelines to follow sannyasa dharma.
> There are many paddhatis composed by various scholars throughout the ages.
> They take all these quotations from shastras and from a particular math or
> sampradayas traditions and try to harmonize them in a systematic way.
> I'm sure the amnaya maths are no different. For instance
> Chandramoulishwara puja is a vishesha practice of Shringeri which is not
> followed in e.g. Govardhana matha.  The senior acharyas would be
> responsible for instructing the junior acharya after his initiation.  I
> don't know if there is a written text for this or not.
>   --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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