[Advaita-l] Chanting gayatri overseas

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 12:00:43 EDT 2017

Pranams Sri Kalyan ji,

One of the reason why I am not finding a way out is because if we quote
shastras or be it Adi Sankara's commentary and consider them as authentic,
but we don't act according to them, then there is no power behind our
preaching or quoting our shastras.

shastras are experiences of innumerable saints since time immemorial. It
should become a part of our life so that truth should unfold in our heart.
After that what one does or acts is shastras only.

If I do not practice and keep talking, keep quoting, I personally feel it
is all time pass and shastras are just for discussion like ladies used to
discuss saas-bahu serials. I remember when I was in college, I used to
meditate from 4-6 am and then after 6.30 am I used to go for jogging in
nearby garden. At that time, some ladies used to discuss  Mihir and Tulsi
in the morning at 6.30 - 7.00 am !!! - very important discussion for them.

Sorry If I am stretching too much.

Hari OM

On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 8:59 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:

> Namaste Sri Kalyan ji,
> Thank you for sharing your views.
> Like you, I too am neutral to foreign travel. I have myself not traveled
> to a foreign land even though my elder brother and father has for business
> reasons.
> Yes, shruti is eternal and I too respect it's injunctions. But then, I am
> not getting any way how to move forward. What next?
> Most Brahmins are doing job or do business. I do business. So that already
> forfeits my brahminhood.
> I do not practice sandhyA vandanam. I used to practice yoga and kuNDalini
> meditation and then was shifted to chant OM.
> What I feel is that we cannot follow smriti-s and shruti-s 100 %. There
> will always be a compromise. What matters is how many injunctions we are
> ready to compromise and how many injunctions we must hold on too.
> deha dhARI-s i.e. the ones who are muDha adhikAri-s and are so called as
> mUdha in bhaja govindam, are the ones whose consciousness is strongly
> attached to physical body. They do not qualify to practice advaita. The
> spiritual or dhARmika path of karma kANDa is so strict that today few are
> willing to follow. Unless sufficient inner purification (of mind) is
> attained,  one cannot practically live the life of a vedAntin.
> Shastras are there for our own good. But not much can be or is being
> practiced today as it used to be in old days prior to medieval period as ew
> have now become materialistic and so there is loss of inner purity.
> Anyways, thank you for sharing your opinion.
> OM
> Sujal

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