[Advaita-l] Themyth of strict old days.

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 20 00:12:56 CDT 2010

Last post on the topic and hopefully this one will be clear:

>May be to get realization/mukti no qualification is actually needed, may be to 
>just get the 'initiation' into >brahma viday needs some 'qualification'.  After 
>all, getting initated into the brahmavidya and realization >are definitely not 
>one and the same...

I see that it is the problem of definition.

What I mean is: If I impart for example the knowledge of probability to a 
student and the student cant even solve the most basic problem in the subject, 
then essentially I havent imparted anything.

Likewise a fomal initiation into brahmavidya does not do anything to the 
unqualified. By qualified I meant one who has gone the karma in addition to 
being ripe for instruction. I hope the statement "it can never be imparted to 
the unqualified" is clear now. 

>To belittle or put obstructions mentally in the way of Realization is totally 

Please revisit the original post on the topic. There is a note about exceptions.

Those stories are good to hear but not useful to all. They inspire at one stage 
but hanging on to those stories forever does no good.


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