[Advaita-l] Prasna regarding Aruna Prasna
srirudra at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 01:15:37 CST 2013
Dear Sri Venkatesh Murthy
I think you have to study deeply the Upanishads and the bhashyas to know or appreciate why certain injunctions are given in them which we are unable to decipher .Replies to your enquiry were provided by some .Yet they are not so convincing at least to me.Because we have not lived in those times.May be that was trivial or had some deep significance.We only speculate.So better you yourselves contemplate and resolve the knot.Tobegin with I also came across this injunction to Garbhinis and also about how a child is born in some Upanishad - it is said it comes out of from an iron cage as it were breaking the bindings with tremendous force.I wondered why these things in a spiritual oriented compendium.There are many such things there.But as Sri Vidhyasankar has put forth they are not relevant to Advaitha study.Sri Dakshinamurthy cleared the doubts by His silence to His aged disciples who were no other persons than Sanathanar,Sanathkumarar,Sananthanar and Sanakar,,well qualified to receive the mouna vyakya.We are struggling to understand the Advaitha concepts which are not very easy to grasp.So better raise questions on your doubts about Advaitha however trivial so that the subject matter is clarified vividly.This is what perhaps Sri Vidhyasankar and Sri Kuttimaddi Sadanada wanted to stress.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> On 08-Nov-2013, at 11:38 am, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Namaste Sri Sadananda and Sri Vidyasankar
> If we have to discuss only Advaita here it is not possible. Because SILENCE
> is the one and only way to teach Advaita. Dakshina Murthy is teaching
> SILENCE only. All the doubts of the students are cleared by SILENCE only.
> If you say Brahman I say that word Brahman also is not describing real
> Brahman. Because real Brahman cannot be called by any name. Real Brahman
> has no name. A name is not real. Brahman word is not real. Thinking in this
> way we have a conclusion. It is impossible to discuss Advaita. Because any
> word will not reach Brahman. Yato Vacho Nivartante Aprapya Manasa Saha.
> Kindly remember this.
> What we can discuss? We have to discuss preparatory things for Advaita. How
> we can become prepared for Advaita Sadhana? I once saw a email from Sri
> Jaldhar He wanted to discuss Smarta culture and other things you can say
> tangential to Advaita. But the tangential things are very necessary for
> preparatory stage.
> Like Sandhyavandana and some Nitya Karma. We have to do the Karma carefully
> and avoid mistakes. I asked the Aruna Prashna question but nobody has given
> the meaning of mantras where the pregnant ladies have to leave. What is the
> meaning of those Mantras dangerous for babies in the womb. All are talking
> about some other thing.
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 9:13 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda <
> kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 11/7/13, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Venkatesh,
>> I never cease to be amazed by the nature of your interests
>> and the resultant questions that
>> you ask on this forum, which typically have very little to
>> do with advaita vedAnta per se!
>> Vidyaji - I concur with this assessment about the questions being posed by
>> Shree Venkatesh. In stead of efforts being directed to wards understanding
>> the absolute truth, attention is being directed to trivialities which has
>> little to do with either sadhana or about the doctrine. It is an absolute
>> waste of time.
>> Hari Om!
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