vanaprastha ashram

Ravisankar S. Mayavaram miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Wed Apr 10 11:58:40 CDT 2002

--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:
> 3.  Historically, vanaprastha ashram seems to be more theoretical
> than
> actually practiced.  It is much more ill-defined than the other
> three.
> Most of our ancestors who were not life-long grhasthas seem to have
> gone
> straight to sannyasa skipping this ashram altogether.

The book I have on vaidyanAtha dixitIyam states that the vAnaprastha
ashrama is not recommended (I can quote the exact tamil sentence later)
for kali yuga and skips the discussion on that topic and jumps to
sannyAsa ashrama. It does not give why and what basis, its role in kali
yuga underplayed/rejected.

ambaaL daasan


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