gmurthy at MORGAN.UCS.MUN.CA
Fri Aug 30 13:37:28 CDT 1996
One of the members of the Discussion Group, Sri Chelluri Nageswar Rao
wants me to post this for the Group on the subject Gayatri, partly in
response to the earlier postings.
Murty Garu Namaskarams. I saw your posting on Advaita and
responses from Sada and Vidya. Computer at home needs to be
fixed. I could not complete my response as it is extremely
slow.It took two hours just to read the postings and write two
lines. Anyway this will reach you. Maybe you can edit and post
it on Advaita, giving the reason why u are posting on my behalf.
Yesterday I took time off to go see Karunamayi. She received me
very well and Iam happy to see her. I am sending a book she
wrote on Vivekachudamani. Now in response to your posting.
Remember my posting on selfrealization. To be a true Advatin one
has to practice celibacy, adhere to patanjali yoga sutras and
finally become a sanyasi mentally/physically. To be aware of
that "I" not the body or mind is well good. Just being aware
does not take you anywhere when you constantly worry about your
paycheck and wife (quoting sada's reply). Karunamayi was a
happily married woman but she took brahmacharya and finaaly
sanyas ashram to achieve selfrealization. So did all those
people Vivekananda and others practiced strict celibacy. I say
it in no uncertain words to be an Advaitin like adishankara one
has to strictly adhere to the rules mentioned earlier.
Now about the lineage. A sanyasi need not tell lineage but we
still attached do have to say it. I read it yesterday in a book
the answer to your question. I will make a copy and mail it to
you. I will purchase another book for u when I go to India. I
agree what he says. The reason is scientific. We constantly
remenber our gotram and say the lineage because we dont make a
mistake of marriage of sagotrikulu (people of same gotram). The
progeny of sagotrikulu (majoprity of them) are mentally and
physically retarded. That is why Rishis insisted on lineage.
u dont have to say the lineage if you giveup everthing and look
at opposites equally. I hope this answers your doubt.
Respond to this ASAP.
Regards Shubham Rao
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