[Advaita-l] aruNa prashna & upanishad chanting in evening
swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 22:35:13 CST 2013
Vidhi and nisheda are the dictums to enable the seeker discipline the MIND!
Such a disciplined MIND with shraddA in VedAntA can GURU can understand the
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> The Mantras referred may contain
> Stutis, vidhi or Nishedha.
> What is preventing stuti of
> Paramatma at any time?
> What prevents one from following
> Injunctions at any time?
> The purpose of imposing vidhi &
> nishedha is to cross it only.
> A thorn is removed with the help
> of another thorn only.
> So, a simple 2-lettered word
> for vidhi & nishedha
> is dharma which is the core
> of veda (vide: vEdO akhilaM dharma mUlaM).
> And the entire veda stands on the
> single pillar called *AchAra*
> (vide AchAraH paramO dharmaH shrutyutaH smArta Eva).
> And this Achara should be
> learnt and practiced from the
> shiSTa brAhmaNAs that are being
> handed down in the sampradAya
> through guru-sishya parampara.
> Even Shiksha Valli stresses as:
> yE tatra brAhmaNA sammarSinaH –
> yuktA ayuktAH …………….ESa AdESaH
> ESa upadESaH ESa vEdOpaniSad
> Etat anuSasanaM EvaM upAsitavyaM
> So, shruti, which is swataHpramANA
> and apaurSEya, prescribes the
> vidhi & nishedha paddhati to be followed.
> Now, why Achara ?
> Because, again the pramANa :
> AchAra hInaM na punanti vEdA…
> So, it boils down to the solution
> that sadAchAra, bAhya shaucha niyama,
> sampradAya paripAlana are the core
> principles to study the veda.
> Now, the question is : Is the study of veda enough?
> The answer is No.
> Because, study of veda is called swAdhyAya.
> This swAdhyAya should be coupled with tapas (yOga).
> swAdhyAyAt yOga AsIta
> yOgAtswAdhyAya avasEt
> swAdhyAya yOgasaMpattyA
> paramAtma prakAshatE
> Then only, veda adhyayana matures into
> Veda abhyAsa.
> Once, this fire of veda abhyAsa gets ignited,
> there is no dEsha, kAla, niyama associated with
> So, the entire gamut of desha, kAla, niyama etc.
> falls in the purview of vEda adhyayana but not
> in veda abhyAsa.
> Since, veda adhyayana and performance of
> karma kANDa with laukika driSTi falls
> into the domain of desha, kAla, niyamAs,
> they are said to be triguNAtmaka.
> Which is why, Lord Krishna urges to
> cross this triguNAtmaka viSaya rUpa vEda as:
> traiguNyaviSayA vEdA nistraiguNyO bhavArjuna
> nirdvandvO nityasatvasthO niryOgakSEma AtmavAn.
> Our Vision Statement should be *nistraiguNyO bhava*
> and for that shAstra (veda) with vidhi & nishEdha
> is the only way.
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