[Advaita-l] Pitru Rina and progeny

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 01:36:11 EDT 2017

Namaste Shrinivasji,

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Shrinivas Gadkari via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> We did not start our life in this loka from scratch. We took a
> lot from what was already in place when we took birth. Everything
> that we took is a debt that we need to pack back.
​True, but that is not the scriptural pitR RNa.​ It may be a good way to
explain moderners though.

> I remember having read in some upanishad - progeny entitles one for birth
> in this loka, karma makes one eligible for pitru loka, and vidyA makes one
> eligible for deva loka.
​​​Yes, Brihadaranyakopanishad mantra 1.5.16 says;
​अथ त्रयो वाव लोका मनुष्यलोकः पितृलोको देवलोक इति सोऽयं मनुष्यलोकः
पुत्रेणैव जय्यो नान्येन कर्मणा कर्मणा पितृलोको विद्यया देवलोको देवलोको वै
लोकानां श्रेष्ठस्तस्माद्विद्यां प्रशंसन्ति ॥

Kind rgds,
--Praveen R. Bhat
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