[Advaita-l] Fw: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 22, Issue 10

Shankar shankar at tataelxsi.co.in
Tue Feb 15 22:04:59 CST 2005

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From: "Shankar" <shankar at tataelxsi.co.in>
To: <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2005 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 22, Issue 10

> Dear Sri Parasukhanandanadhaji,
> You Wrote :
> > In my openion Gaayatri is not a mantra at all, because >mantras all
> be initiated by a Guru.  Gaayatri is not >initiated like other mantraas by
> Guru.  Gaayatri is >entrusted by the father to a son, to continue the
> >which he was entrusted by his father and continued till >then,  and
> the son to handover the same to his >sons.
> During my upanayanam, Gayatri matra was recited by my
> Guru in my ears and heard from the elders this is the
> sampradaya in our sect (Smartha). My father did not
> entrust me the matra as you wrote.
> Probably, certian sects may follow as what you have commented. Can I know
> from the learned readers
> in the list as which is the correct way of initaiting the Gayatri mantra.
> > sriparasukhanandanadha.
> Shankar. P.S

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