[Advaita-l] Dharma

vishwanthan Krishnamoorthy krishvishy at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 8 10:30:55 CST 2004

Interestingly and quite co-incidentaly i re read this
article by Paramacharya and inconjunction to this
discussion, the article may shed some light (everytime
i read this article i find something new). 

(this article is also present in www.kamakoti.org.)

some excerpts from the article
"A true sannyasi, a hundred percent sannyasi, has no
duties. He has no obligations to fulfil. He does not
have to think about the well-being or otherwise of
" His supreme and only Dharma is to be ever immersed
in Atma Vichara. If he does not do so, he is not a
" But we sannyasis, occupying a Gurupeetham, and
exercising the position as head of a Mutt, are the
ones that I distinguish from other sannyasis and refer
to pass-mark sannyasis. If you ask me why, the reply
is that when we took, the GURU title, we also took up
a host of duties. There is a heavy duty towards people
in general, the human community. To consider the
entire community as a body of devotees and aspirants,
and conduct them to the right path is our big duty."


--- Sankaran Aniruddhan <ani at ee.washington.edu> wrote:

> namaste,
> Is it correct to say that:
> karmayogi - performs karma, gives up *attachment* to
> fruit of karma, however 
> does receive its fruit since he identifies himself
> with actions.
> sannyAsin - gives up nityakarma etc (and of course
> attachment to its fruit), 
> but performs residual activities like nidhidhyAsana
> etc, receives its fruit.
> jnAni - performs no karma, performs minimal
> activities required for 
> sustenance of body, does not identify himself with
> any action, receives no 
> fruit of any action.
> Aniruddhan
> Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
> namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam 
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