[Advaita-l] Doubts on Karma, future births etc.

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 06:31:49 CST 2014

Dear Sriram ji,

This is very beautifully said. Thank you for sharing.


Sujal Upadhyay

"To disconnect from the self and to become Aware of anything else is
nothing but unhappiness" - Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi

He who has faith has all
He who lacks faith, lacks all
It is the faith int he name of lord that works wonders

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> // many people who do sadhana for years but they remain the same //
> Only one's own guru can be able to assess his shishya provided the guru
> himself is enlightened one.
> Kanchi Paramacharya once mentioned that with the help of one's nature of
> dreams, one can
> assess the sAdhana.  If the dreams are of sattvik in nature, it implies he
> is progressing in
> sAdhana.  If he dreams of temples, deities etc., if he dreams of
> stri-murties and if his bhAvana towards them is pUjya-bhAvana without
> traces of kAma; if he dreams of his iSTa-dEvata / kula dEvata /
> pitru-dEvata / one's mother / small infants etc., it implies that he is
> progressing in sAdhana.
> For yOgis, the mala-visarjana will be less.  As one progresses in
> yOga-mArga, the sAdhaka would have sugandha (aroma) around his body and his
> mala / mUtra would not give bad smell.
> The signs of bhraSTatva are below:
> vipareeta kAma bhAvana, veerya-skhalana during the dreams, visions of
> stri-mUrties in the dreams and visualizing them with kAma-bhAvana etc.
> Excess discharge of semen leads to irritations, mental disturbances, anger,
> lust and arrogance.
> Hence, one must observe brahmacharya vrata strictly during the sAdhana
> period.  If the brahmachari is unable to observe this, then he should go
> for dharmapatni-sweekAra and observe grihasthAshrama niyamAs.
> regs,
> sriram
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