[Advaita-l] The Glory of Sannyasa
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Tue Oct 24 01:39:04 EDT 2017
On Mon, 23 Oct 2017, Ravi Kiran via Advaita-l wrote:
>>> And a sanyAsi also does not depend upon any particular thing for
> security , he does not have a bank balance, a house or >> anything.
> Is this (parivrajaka / paramahamsa) practical today ?
As practical as it ever was.
> (without dependency
> on ashram or mutt or something for sustenance)
It is not that the paramhansa is not dependant on society (all grhasthas not
just institutions.) but that he should not be attached to them. Therefore
there is a niyama that he should not ask for alms in the same place for
more than three days in a row.
There are still such parivrajakas to this day. Many of them take a
circuit that over several years take them to the four corners of Bharata.
There are certain places and times where they may revisit. (The
Kumbha mela is probably the most well-known example.) but they do not
"belong" to them.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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