[Advaita-l] Sannyasa and Ramana (was Re: Sankara on sannyAsa for Steadiness in GYAna)

D.V.N. Sarma dvnsarma at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 19:16:05 CDT 2009

On 10/24/09, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Oct 2009, D.V.N. Sarma wrote:

>> It was this ritualistic
>> sannyasa
> an oxymoron btw.  Perhaps "institutional sannyasa" is more appropriate
> term.

There is a ritual associated with sannyasa where the incumbent performs
"viraja homa" etc., goes into a river upto the neck, discards his
layman's cloths
and the guru throws him the ocher robe. I think the word ritualistic is

> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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