[Advaita-l] shrAddha for the departed soul

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 03:49:50 EST 2018


Daivattin Kural has been translated to english and published as Hindu
Dharma. There is a 2-page article entitled " Sesame and water ; Where do
they go? ". I presume this answers the query by Bhaskar Ji. I have
separately sent by PM scanned copy of the article to him. He may confirm if
that is what he was looking for. If anyone else is interested, I can send
them by PM the scanned copy.


On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 11:33 AM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Paramacharyal explained that shrāddha is an obligatory duty that purifies
> the performer. He emphasised that the pitrus do no sustain themselves
> exclusively on the pinda that is offered during the shraaddha ceremony.
> praNAms Sri Subbu prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Thanks for sharing the clarification by HH.  I am happy to note that
> unknowingly I have shared my thoughts with her something similar to this.
> I told her,  whether pirtru-s are there in pitru lOka or not, whether they
> are in svarga or Naraka, whether they attained shAshwata brahmalOka,
> vaikunTa lOka, whether they have already taken re-birth or still in sUkshma
> deha/rUpa in pitru lOka,  we cannot ascertain here in this lOka.  So,
> irrespective of their status in some other lOka, being a putra one has to
> perform these rituals to his parents with utmost Shraddha as it is an
> obligatory duty in discharging the pitru ruNa.  And it is the only saMskAra
> that children will have to do to their departed parents and other
> saMskAra-s like from puMsavanAdi vivAha paryantaM parents will do to their
> kids.  And concluded my clarification, for doing  all these rituals with
> prescribed injunctions only shAstra is the pramANa.  Being a vaidika dharma
> follower we have to have unconditional ‘shraddha’ in our scriptures and we
> should not put these rituals and injunctions into logical scrutiny ☺ Though
> my intention at that time was just to convince her somehow, I now realized
> that my clarification is not that stupid ☺
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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