Rushikesh K. Joshi rushi at BRONTO.IITM.ERNET.IN
Mon Nov 18 13:24:43 CST 1996

> Hello,
> On Fri, 15 Nov 1996 11:34:10 -0500, "Jaldhar H. Vyas"
> <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> >True, just being a sannyasi doesn't guarantee Moksha but not being a
> >Sannyasi guarantees you won't acheive Moksha.
> According to which scripture (including chapter and verse please) ?

There is this famous one from MahaaNaaraayan Upnishad:

        Na Karmanaa Na Prajayaa Dhanen, ( Not by Karma etc )
        Tyagenaike ... ( But by Tyaga *ALONE*.. )

Sorry, at the moment I cannot provide you the exact chapter etc


In jaldhar's statement, the first occurance  "sannyas" means the
formal sannyas diksha. And the second occurance "Sannyasi" means
the real Sannays (mind Sannyas). If these two terms are given
the same meaning, (from any one of the above two), then that statement
will loose its meaning.

- Joshi

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