[Advaita-l] Nitya Karma question

श्रीमल्ललितालालितः lalitaalaalitah at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 23:20:22 CDT 2011

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On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 09:38, Kathirasan K <brahmasatyam at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. karmaNA pitR^ilokaH - is the shruti which says that karma result in
> achievement of pitR^iloka. This is opposed to sha~Nkara's view apparently.
> KK: Why is there a compulsion to confine the above reference to 'karma' as
> nitya karma exclusively? Why can't it be generally seen as it encompassing
> all karmas including kamya karmas? Shankara mentions generally 'karmas such
> as the agnihotra' for the above quotation of yours. (see Brhadaranyaka
> Upanishad bhashya 1.5.16).

kAmya and prAyashchitta have specific results. So, they can't result in
achievement of pitR^iloka.
Moreover, what I said above was said by Anandagiri himself.

> However, we can
> take the view that the non performance does harm PASSIVELY in that it does
> not mitigate the manifestation of pratyavaya. So Shankara is not wrong.

This is what I wanted to hear from you.
Just saying that non-performance doesn't harm, makes people believe that
they are useless. If you say what you said now, then it will not happen.

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