[Advaita-l] Misinformation about Advaita/Advaitins
Srirudra via Advaita-l
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Mon Oct 20 11:03:52 CDT 2014
The 18th Chapter gives examples of what is real Sanyasa,what is real Thyaga.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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> On 27-Sep-2014, at 12:19 pm, Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste Sriram ji,
> Except BrahmA ji, all devatA-s hold weapons including the feminine aspects
> like kAlI mA. Forgiving anyone is valuable only when you are in a position
> to hit back, yet you choose to restrain. Else it is more of a compulsion
> then a choice. sattva guNa is purest guNa. Those teachings of ahimsA are
> there to cut down rajasa and tamas guNa.
> Buddha and Mahavir became more famous, as they were sons of kings. They
> rejected all the wealth in the world and became sanyAsin. What if someone
> runs away from personal problems and becomes sanyAsin? Renunciation is
> valued only if you have something to renounce, else what are you going to
> renounce. It is an act of cowardliness.
> I have observed in lives of great saints that their kundli (horoscope)
> talks about two extremes depending upon the choice individual makes, s/he
> can become either a great saint OR can become great king (popular,
> wealthy). E.g. are Buddha, Mahavir, Vivekananda. Even Narendra Modi was
> predicted in same way. So they do have ability to be successful businessmen
> or a lawyer or a king (PM, CM), but most of them choose to renounce wealth
> and fame for immortality. Hence a sanyAsin is always capable of becoming a
> successful householder.
> If you have diabetes and you do not eat sweets, is this renunciation of
> sweets count anything? It is more of a compulsion.
> If someone, by the grace of guru can stay neutral and feel the peace
> flowing through him, then it is ok to talk about being neutral to anything
> that is happening, as mind is very purified and all the vedAntic statements
> are accounted, but not otherwise. Living an oppressed life is not good.
> If I talk more, it will derail this thread and discussion will not be in
> scope of this group.
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Venkata sriram P via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> Namaste Dear Sujal,
>> I personally prefer that instead of spending time in raising objections and
>> giving refutations, we should defend Hinduism from people like Zakir Naik
>> Good post sujal.
>> In dEvi-mAhAtmyam, there is an episode of "mahishAsura-vadha". This asura
>> changes his forms and assumes sometimes as buffalo, elephant, swords-man,
>> lion etc.
>> The sanAtana-dharma dvEshIs assume different forms like mahishAsura.
>> The need of the hour is invoke the power of shakti in the form of
>> hrIm namaH chaNDikAyai
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