"Jagat satya!"

Vidyasankar vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 15 11:42:59 CDT 2002

On Sun, 14 Jul 2002 22:12:52 -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas
<jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM> wrote:

>According to Shankaracharya the shastras prescribe two paths.  Pravrtti
>for those who are "worldly" with three goals dharma, artha, and kama, and
>Nivrtti for those who seek moksha.  There is an unbridgeable gulf between
>these two paths.

There is a bridge between pravRtti and nivRtii, make no mistake about it.
Practically speaking, it is the same person who was on the pravRtti mArga,
who has to finally enter the nivRtti mArga. It can either be a jump, with a
total break from pravRtti, or it can be a gradual process. The latter is
described in the gItA, chapter 6 - shanaish shanair uparamed buddhyaa dhRti-


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