[Advaita-l] Question: Swadharma - shishtachara.

Abhishek RK rkabhi at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 22:13:18 CST 2006


Shista means:

na pANipAda capalo na netra capalo yati:|
na ca vAkcapalaScaivamiti SiShThasya lakShaNam||

He will not be restless with his hands or legs; he will be self-controlled;
he will not be restless in his talk- such are the qualities of a SiShTha.

The actions and behaviour of such a person is SiSThAcAra. It is up to us to
rise to such a level. Also refer SrI kRShNa's statement in gIta 3.21 that
"Whatever a great man does, that very thing others also do; whatever
standard he sets, the generality of men follow also".


On 2/1/06, durga prasad <janaswamy2001 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for interrupting.
> Would like to the meaning of the word 'shishtachara' and its significance.
> Thanks
> -- Durga
> --
> bhava Sankara deSika me saraNam
> sadASiva samArambham SankaracArya madhymam
> asmadAcArya paryantam vande guru paramparam

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