[Advaita-l] svapna karma - real phala ??

Nithin Sridhar sridhar.nithin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 07:28:28 CST 2014

Can you shed light on why retah skhalana is considered a dosha?

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> Namaste,
> Due to the kAma-vAsana & prakOpa in swapna, the rEtaH-skhalana occurs
> in jAgrat avastha. This is a dosha. After snAna, one must perform
> Achamana and arghya to sUrya for dosha nivAraNa.
> If one meditates before going to sleep, these doshas wouldn't occur.
> These sort of dreams also generally come to people who are instensely
> doing sAdhana.  Sadhakas often become depressed owing to these sort
> of dreams because there is every danger that one may start hating oneself.
> That is why food habits should be regulated and tAmasik stuff should be
> avoided.  One should avoid outside food which is cooked by people of
> bad character which leads to rEtah-skhalana as it is called
> "parAnna-dosha".
> The intake of food should be extremely pure and the sAdhakAs should
> take extreme care in this matter.  After the food is cooked, let it be
> offered to dEvatAs and later it should be taken.  Thus, it becomes prasAda
> which gives purity of mind.
> regs,
> sriram
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