[Advaita-l] mleccha-s not eligible to take Hinduism??
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 13:05:19 CDT 2012
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> abraahmaNaad adhyaayanam aapatkaale vidhiiyate |
> anuvrajyaa ca zuzruuSaa yaavad adhyaayanaM guroH |
This verse is quoted by Anandagiri in the Br.Up.2.1.15 (ajAtashatru
brAhmaNam) where the brAhmaNa bAlaakI seeks BrahmavidyA from ajAtashatru, a
King (kshatriya). Shankara says: // this is pratiloma here a braahmaNa
being a uttamavarNa and aught to be Acharya, approaching a kShatriya who is
not supposed to be an AchArya and hence this is prohibited. Therefore you
be Acharya alone but I shall certainly impart you that knowledge. // For
this Anandagiri quotes the above verse. The Editor in the footnote says:
Anandagiri has said (elsewhere) that the lower varNa one has to get the
vidya from a higher varNa one by namaskara and service (upasadana) etc.
But when the higher varNa has to get vidya from a lower varna acharya, then
just shraddhA is enough (no namaskara, service, etc.) is the AchAra.
> praNAms Sri Kathirasan prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Again, IMHO, the above shloka does not talk about the vedAdhyayana in
> particular. If it is shishyA-s general approach to non-brAhmin guru for
> vedAdhyayana, the particular word 'ApatkAle' not necessary. Moreover, we
> cannot stretch the meaning of adhyayanaM to 'vedAdhyayanaM', when the
> formalities and adhikAra for the vedAdhyayana are so clear in our smruti
> texts. Anyway, it is my opinion. You are welcome to correct me prabhuji.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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