[Advaita-l] Sankara on sannyAsa for Steadiness in GYAna (wasRe:Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 5)

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Oct 20 07:09:35 CDT 2009

But as I have argued here before he wasn't exactly an Advaitin. 
Nevertheless what is relevant for this conversation is that he did indeed 
live the life of a sannyasi.

sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Jaldhar prabhuji
Hare Krishna

I've seen your arguments before...But prabhuji, still I am not clear in 
what way Sri parama haMsa falling short from the advaitin status?? 
Prabhuji, kindly clarify are you saying here he was not an advaitin but 
realized the ultimate what is enshrined in advaita vedanta  through the 
grace of kAli mataji??  Have you come to this conclusion because, Sri 
paramahaMsa, being a brahmin,  has not studied the shAstra-s in a 
traditional way & did not do sAdhana like shravaNa, manana etc. which are 
prescribed for the dvija-s.    As you know, he has learnt the intricacies 
of advaita through wandering monk tOtApuri & achieved the ultimate 
experience nirvikalpa samAdhi...Under these circumstances, how can it be 
concluded that 'Sri Ramakrishna ParamahaMsa was not an advaitin'??  Is it 
because of his not so scholarly, 'childlike' teachings you have come to 
this conclusion prabhuji??  Kindly clarify.

Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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