[Advaita-l] Pitru Rina and progeny

Ravi Kiran ravikiranm108 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 03:21:31 EDT 2017

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> I had heard once many years ago from a sannyasi that, in fact, by
> embracing sannyasa, seven generations of one's ancestors and seven
> generations of one's progeny are liberated.  Or perhaps my recollection of
> the calculation is off, and seven generations in total, three in either
> direction, are liberated.
> >  Mere embracing the saNyAsa does not guarantee the liberation. Hence no
> question of liberation to his generations when he himself mere sanyasi and
> not jnAni.  However, there is a quote with regard to brahmajnAni  ( perhaps
> in muNdaka shruti  I reckon) and if one attains brahma jnana his next 7
> generations would get liberation !!

It is possible, only if such a jnAni is not a saNyAsi ? else, from where do
the next 7 generations come ?

> IMO, we have to be careful before understanding these lines literally.
> These are all a type of 'artha vAda' to eulogize the importance of brahma
> jnana.

You have answered it here :)

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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