[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas
raghavadasa at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 16:23:56 EDT 2017
How could it be contextual when Sruti is eternal?
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> On Oct 6, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Vēdānta Study Group via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Harih Om
> Dharma (and its interpretation) evolves through time. What is stated in the
> Brhadaranyaka upanishad may be contextual to the social situation then.
> These boundaries can be widened as contemporary sampradayavits see fit.
> As someone correctly points out, even the Jagadguru of Sringeri has blessed
> the SVBF mandir to be set up in Pennsylvania. Surely these Acharyas have a
> better understanding of the commentaries and how to make them applicable in
> present times. Personally, I don't see ourselves fit to form a universal
> opinion for Hindus to follow, but certainly these teachers are in a
> position to do so, and they have. So far I have not seen any counter to
> this point
> On 6 October 2017 at 11:14, Kalyan via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>> I am surprised that in this entire discussion no one has quoted the
>> Brihadaranyaka upanishad so far.
>> Br.Up.1.3.10 advises against foreign travel. Shankara interprets it in the
>> same way.
>> Travel should be confined to lands inhabited by people possessing Vedic
>> knowledge - this is the gist.
>> Thus, there is Shruti prohibition against foreign travel.
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