[Advaita-l] What exactly is karma saNyAsa??

Srirudra srirudra at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 06:03:58 CST 2013

I do not think it is wrong to give monetary or other types of Dakshina to the Matadhipathis who grace such functions as throwing open new buildings intended for public purposes as in that process they not only bless the effort but also enliven the assembly by their sacred presence.Only that it should be voluntary by the devotees and should not be a fixed amount.Money has to be contributed but not as compulsory payments.The organisers should not approach such Sanyasins who insist on fixed contributions.R.Krishnamoorthy.

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> On 13-Nov-2013, at 11:41 am, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:
> We can see so many Sannyasis today going to inaugurate hospitals, 
> colleges,
> schools, and doing so many activities. They are participants in Homa
> Purnahutis also. They are doing Laukika and Vaidika Karmas. Why?
> praNAms Sri Venkatesh prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> IMO, gracing the occasions like attending pUrNAhuti-s, performing the 
> nityAnushtAna in the newly built house during gruhapravesha function, 
> doing nAma saMkeerta at public places, cutting the tap to inaugurate the 
> buildings etc.  by the mathAdhipati saNyAsi-s might be part of their 
> 'dharma prachAra.  Moreover, mere presence of these saNyAsi mathAdhipatis 
> during these loukika / vaidika karma-s/functions, would bring the soothing 
> feeling for the followers of these samiji-s / matha-s.  So, IMHO,  these 
> activities cannot be strictly termed as karma-s which is being executed by 
> sarva karma saNyAsi-s.  These activities can only be termed as steps they 
> have taken to do the 'dharma jAgruti' in loukika-s like us. 
> But I do agree with you, nowadays, inviting peethAdhipati-s for 
> Asheervachana / pAda pUja etc. have become a big commercial dealing, The 
> host has to pay exorbitantly in the form of 'guru kANike' to the followers 
> / close associates of these matha-s / swAmiji-s.  There will be a 
> pre-fixed price for all these events.  And for these debatable practices I 
> dont think I can give you a satisfactory or convincing answer.  Might be 
> management staff of these religious institutions have their own 
> justification for this also. 
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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