[Advaita-l] Ramana's method
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 08:10:57 CDT 2012
It is your point of view!!!
One may not exactly follow the tradition because of Desa,kAla.
Knowledge has no restrictions.
On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> But nowadays we hardly see this rigidity in practicality of advaita
> I don't what you mean by rigidity and sampradAya. Do you mean that the
> only means hardcore, compartmentalized structure of shravaNa, manana ?
> If pratibandhakAs are removed in mumukSu, what remains is the Self only
> and there
> are various techniques to remove the pratibandhaka.
> In vEdAnta panchadasi, Sri vidyAraNya muni says:
> atItEvApi mahiSennEhEna pratibandhataH
> bhikSustattvaM na vEdEti gAthA lOkE pratIyatE
> anusrutya gurusnEhaM mahiSyAM tattvamuktavAn
> tatO yathAva dvEdaiSa pratibandhasya saMkSayAt
> The meaning is:
> A certain grihastha used to love his pet buffalo and became too much
> attached to it. Later on, he took sanyAsa. Even after taking sanyAsa,
> while meditating, he used to get disturbed owing to his attachment with
> the buffalo in his pUrvAshrama.
> Then his guru sensing his *pratibandhaka*, advised him to meditate on the
> form of buffalo and contemplate it to be the brahman.
> Thus, in due course of time, the pratibandhaka was removed and
> he attained Atma sAkSAtkAra.
> So, what *traditional approach* was followed here and what *saMpradAyika
> was imparted to this student?
> The 3 options are occuring to me here:
> 1) He might have undergone shravaNa in previous birth;
> 2) Might have born as yOga bhraSTa in the current janma owing to some
> pUrva janama vAsana;
> 3) The guru's anugraha might have worked in the current birth which
> transformed him
> like a philosopher's stone.
> What could be the possible answer?
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