[Advaita-l] What exactly is karma saNyAsa??
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Tue Nov 12 23:24:56 CST 2013
sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vidya prabhuji
Kindly pardon me I have changed the subject line.
I have observed two different observations with regard to 'karma saNyAsa'.
Firstly Sri sada prabhuji said :
That understanding is sarva karma sanyaasa – it is not really renouncing
actions that I never did or do, but renouncing the notion that I am doer.
These notions will get removed only in the awakening of the true knowledge
indicating that 'karma saNyAsa' is NOT exactly about renouncing the
physical action itself (agnihOtrAdi vaidikAdi karma-s) but it is ALL about
renouncing ONLY katrutva bhAva of the doer.
But your goodself, subsequently clarified as below :
// quote //
There comes a point when one has to move beyond performance of karmA along
phala-tyAga to the stage where there is sarva karma saMnyAsa, which means
giving up all vaidika and laukika karmA. This is what Sankara bhagavatpAda
time and again.
AFAIK, sri shankara insists 'karma saNyAsa' (physically renouncing the
loukika & vaidika karma-s) in geeta bhAshya NOT exactly 'katrutva
saNyAsa'. Hence at somany places he stresses the importance of taking the
formal saNyAsa when pursuing the path of knowledge. However as Sri Sada
prabhuji pointed out as a sAdhana part we have to practise the akatrutva
bhAva while doing the karma when we are in other than saNyAsa Ashrama &
these aktrutva karma-s ultimately lead us to karma saNyAsa (physical
renunciation of loukikAdi karma-s) automatically. So, as per shankara
bhAshya 'karma saNyAsa' means NOT exactly katrutva saNyAsa it is nothing
but renuncing the 'karma' itself. And this karma saNyAsa can be achieved
to its fullest effect ONLY in saNyAsa Ashrama.
Sri Vidya prabhuji, kindly correct me if I said anything wrong.
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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