[Advaita-l] Samnyasa and Sankara's position?

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 13:52:09 EDT 2019


Incidentally, I began studying Aitareya a while back and these very
sentences grasped me as well, as being extremely clear on the subject
matter. The pUrvapakSha is also very straightforward in terms of gRhasta
continuing to stay at home after jnAna and is undoubtedly refuted by
Bhagavan Bhashyakara. Sannyasa is also said to be a natural result of

I wanted to reply earlier but I'm traveling even now and can't quote

On Fri 5 Apr, 2019, 18:08 Akilesh Ayyar via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste,
> I am wondering what Sankara's position on the necessity of samnyasa for
> seekers and/or jnanis.
> My impression is that the traditional understanding is that he does require
> it at least of seekers.
> However, I have read that he suggests that grihasthas and other
> non-samnyasins can achieve moksha, which contradicts that idea.

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