[Advaita-l] An interesting observation by a Vishishtādvaitin

R Krishnamoorthy srirudra at gmail.com
Wed Jul 12 02:54:05 EDT 2017

The name of the divine is more powerful than the divine is our belief. The
sloka I quote "Harir harathi papani dhushta Chithair api smrutha
:Anichayapi samsprushtum dhahathyeva hi pavaka :" This says that just like
fire who ever touches even unintentionally does burn the nama of the Lord
even uttered by bad minded ones will prove beneficial to that person. R.
On 12 Jul 2017 11:51, "Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Namaste
> If only Naama and not Bhaava will grant Mukti even a Mleccha can say
Naaraayana on his death bed and go to Vaikuntha. But it is not like this.
> Ajamila was a good Brahmin earlier. He was following his Dharma properly.
> But one day he saw in the forest one beautiful prostitute was having sex.
> His mind got disturbed and he fell down from his Brahmin duties and went
to the prostitute. Then his life was spent with her and on the death bed he
called his son Narayana. Because he called out 'Narayana' and he had also
good Samskaaras earlier the Vishnu Dootas took him to Vaikuntha.
> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> Thanks for the clarification.  A patita (fallen)  brahmaNa is no more a
brAhmaNa according to shAstra he is mere 'brAhmaNa bandhu' says shankara
somewhere.  Let that be aside, now the doubt is,  if the erstwhile 'good' (
good here means following his svadharma ) mleccha remembers god's name at
the death bed, will he be granted the mukti??  Or else is this the whole
and sole property of ONLY brahmaNa (as a varNa)  irrespective of his past
history ??
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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