[Advaita-l] mleccha-s not eligible to take Hinduism??

Kathirasan K brahmasatyam at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 04:39:31 CDT 2012

Namaste Jaldhar

If you had been Shivashankar's friend, you would have advised him in a more
respectful manner. Your response appears to be rude, arrogant and
disrespectful. The weight of the vedic culture was not placed on your
shoulders for you to take the liberty to judge others. The least you could
have done is to apologise.

Jaldhar, if you have a baggage with Gurus who request cheques or 19th
century apologists, the right place to ventilate is with your therapist and
not in an august forum meant for a sacred wisdom as taught by shankara. As
mumukshus we should set good examples as what Krshna says in the Gita:

Whatsoever a great man does, other commoners do the same; whatever standard
he sets up, the world follows that. (3.21)
That speech which causes no pain, which is true, agreeable and beneficial;
as well as the practice of study of the scriptures,-is said to be austerity
of speech.  (17.15)

Just my views as a member of this list. I am sorry if my words hurt you.

On 12 July 2012 23:14, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jul 2012, Vidyasankar Sundaresan wrote:
>  In Sri Shivashankar's case, it is a matter between him and the guru who
>> agreed to invest him with an upanayana. I don't think anybody else has a
>> right to tell him to take it off and do something else, just because such
>> a
>> course of action would constitute a breach of his dharma towards his guru.
> The reason for telling him that is because pApa causes injury in this life
> and the next.  (As part of the Hindu fold I expect Shivashankara believes
> that.) As long as there is doubt, one should refrain from potentially
> dangerous actions.  I don't see why one shouldn't wait for clarification.
>  If a guru says "You have to write me a check for $10,000 before you can
> proceed to the next spiritual level"  (And we all know there are such gurus
> some of whom call themselves Advaitins.) would it be a breach of dharma to
> ask why he is asking such a thing before handing over ones savings?  What
> kind of friend would I be if I let my friend be tricked like that?
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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