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

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 21 23:48:25 CDT 2009

--- On Wed, 10/21/09, D.V.N. Sarma <dvnsarma at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has anybody any information about
> vedic rishis like Vasishta,
> Vamadeva, Bhrigu, Viswamitra
> etc., taking sannyasa?

Apastamba Dharma Sutra 2.6.13 reads:


8. Transgression of the law and violence are found amongst the ancient (sages).
9. They committed no sin on account of the greatness of their lustre.
10. A man of later times who seeing their (deeds) follows them, falls.

> Yajnavalkya comes later in the upanishadic period.
> regards,
> Sarma.


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