Ravisankar Mayavaram miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jan 20 15:11:09 CST 2000

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--- Ravisankar Mayavaram <miinalochanii at> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 05:15:43 -0800 (PST)
> From: Ravisankar Mayavaram <miinalochanii at>
> Subject: svadharma
> To: advaita vedAnta <advaita-l at>
> svadharma denotes one's dharma according to the varNa and Ashrama in
> life as laid down by shaastra-s.
> What is the recourse if one is unable to follow it?
> I think sharaNagati is an answer.  Unable to follow his svadharma,
> confused and helpless, does not arjuNa surrender to God saying maam
> tvaam prapannam! (verse kaarpaNya doshho ...). Sometime back I asked
> the list how advaita-vedanta perceives and understands sharaNaagati.
> The message of giitaa is God will come as guidance and rescue to
> those
> who surrender and enable them to do their svadharma and lead them to
> moxa.
> Please share your knowledge on this subject.
> Ravi

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