[Advaita-l] A query on Jnani's punya and papa distribution

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 11:12:13 EDT 2018


Take Adi Sankara. He was Jnani no doubt. He did many Punya Karmas for Loka
Kalyana.  All that Phala is going to his followers. But what Papa Karmas
did he do? Nothing. Who is taking Papa Karma Phala? Some may think Parakaya
Pravesha and enjoying pleasures in King's body may be Papa Karma. But his
Atma was there in the body as a witness only. The actions of the body will
not touch the Atma.

On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 2:02 PM, H S Chandramouli via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> 2018-01-26 18:15 GMT+05:30 V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
> << Hence the idea that 'others will be the recipients of a Jnani's good and
> evil actions, both of pre-knowledge and post-knowledge periods, is no more
> than vidya stuti and not to be understood in a literal sense >>,
> Namaste.
> I am reviving an old thread.
> I am sure Sri Subrahmanian Ji would have listened to the Anugraha Bhashanam
>  of HH Jagadguru Sri Bharatitirtha Mahaswamigal of Sringeri delivered
> yesterday (20-04-2018) at Sringeri on the occasion of Sri Shankara
> Jayanthi. This very topic was explicitly covered in his talk. What I had
> stated earlier on in this thread is exactly in line with what Sri Swamigal
> observed. He also cited the Bhashya in this regard. Unfortunately I do not
> recollect the Bhashya  mentioned. As far as I know the only Bhashyas on
> this topic are what I have already mentioned in my earlier posts (BSB
> 3-3-26 and BSB 4-1-13). If anyone can provide a link reference to the talk,
> it would be of great help. Those who participated in this discussion
> and  others
> who are still interested in an authoritative answer to the question would
> find it very useful to listen to the talk. The talk is in kannada.
> Regards
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