Jnana and sanyasa

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Tue Feb 11 20:46:15 CST 1997

On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, Giri wrote:

>         This does not mean all those who attain jnana should renounce all
> action. See Shankara's commentary on Bhagavad Gita 4.19 and 4.20
> (translation by warrier),

Alright then so if you want to fight an epic war against your evil
cousins, you're allowed.  :-)  (And even then it should be noted that
Jnani or not, according to the Mahabharata Arjuna and his brothers spent
time in Narka for their sins.)

Certainly Shankaracharya didn't mean to excuse every common terrorist or
cigarette vendor.  (See the commentary on 4.21 )

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