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

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 20 19:10:29 CDT 2009

One who performs duty according to one's own nature then there will be no sin. "svabhaavaniyatam karma kurvannapnoti kilbisham". This is agreed. But Bhakti can be beyond the discharge of one's duties. Is there any hard and fast rule that the brahmin cannot take the path of Bhakti?
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Tue, 10/20/09, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

From: Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sankara on sannyAsa for Steadiness in GYAna (wasRe:Jivanmukti - Jnana plus Sannyasa pt 5)
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 4:58 AM

Bhagavatam says that to an ardent Bhakta God Himself gives the Jnana, 
which I understand as the end of birth.. That contradicts the statement :

The Brahmins are not qualified for non-gnana path to transcend samsaara.  
If a Brahmin follows these maargas then he will be born again. 

Hare Krishna

Again this is the issue of observing one's own dharma (svadharma) in all 
sincerity  is it not??  When the shAstra is proscribed brAhmin some vidhi 
& vidhAna, why he should search for some 'easy' outings??  That is the 
reason why krishna cautions us : svadharme nidhanaM shreyaH paradharmO 
bhayAvahaH...For a dvija, vedOkta shravaNAdi is direct & prescribed path 
for the ultimate realization & he should not look for any 'short cuts' for 
his convenience...vedO nityamadheeyataaM, this is what  the advice to 

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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