[Advaita-l] shrAddha for the departed soul

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Wed Feb 7 04:18:28 EST 2018

praNAms Sri ChandramouLi prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Yes, I have received two scanned pages from your good self.  Read already.   Lot of thanks for these scanned pages.  Yes, it is indeed addressed my / lady doubt with regard to punarjanma and pitru-s getting their offerings even after taking birth.  Quite reasonable explanation for those who have faith in the shAstra vidhi.  Is this chapter continued further??  If yes, kindly let me know.

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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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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