[Advaita-l] Samnyasa and Sankara's position?
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Wed Apr 10 03:06:49 EDT 2019
Globalization and Materialism is killing all cultures and philosophies.
Everybody or 99.9999% people will become Materialist only or Pracchanna Materialist.
Studying philosophy is one part and putting it into practice is another part.
Having BMW A/c car for sanchAra; personal attendants carrying portable
table fans that accompany like daNDa & kamaNDala; the riches around ;
VIP treatments to ministers, goondaas having political clout etc. stand to
the testimony that even sanyAsis are under the sway of kali-prabhAva.
Now, where exactly the BG shloka fits in :
मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः।
When the sanyasis themselves can't practice the forbearance (तितिक्षा),
where is the sanctity of ashrama-dharma which are getting
diluted day by day.
Considering the present circumstances, being a 'gruhastha' is the
safest one given the freedom of enjoying family life yoked to dharma;
doing anuSTAna with bhakti & prapatti.
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