[Advaita-l] meditation and Nithya karmanushtana

D.V.N. Sarma dvnsarma at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 15:25:54 CDT 2008

Sankara in his Taittiriya bhashya has said that the contention of Purva
mimansakas that not doing nitya karma leads to pratyavaya (bad results) is
against all pramanas. According to him doing nitya karma leads to chitta

On the advaita list  I am really surprised that people are more concerned
about things like Venkata Vaidyanatha Dikshitiyam. They should read the
introductory portion of the Taittiriya bhashya where Sankara talks about the
inadequacy of karma to lead to Brahman.


On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 5:50 AM, sriram <srirudra at vsnl.com> wrote:

> Dear Members
> There is no point in leaving nithya karmanushtanas.Nithya karmas may not
> get punyas but not performing them will definitely bring papam. By  getting
> negative marks one cannot shine well in the
> exam.Meditation,namasankeerthan,attending poojas,participating in yagnyas
> will bring punyas nodoubt but abandoning the nithya karmas result in
> accumulations of papas.This is what Acharyas say.Over and above the Nithya
> Karmanushtana one can do all other additional sathsanga activities according
> to their disposition.And one should participate/do these with the only idea
> of getting associated with Bagavath Dhyanam.Krishnamoorthy.
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