[Advaita-l] The three 'RNa-s' (debts) of a dvija

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 13:28:44 EDT 2019

The three 'RNa-s' (debts) of a dvija stated in a nice shloka format in the
Mahabharata:  https://sa.wikisource.org/s/2w0

वेदानधीत्य ब्रह्मचर्येण पुत्र
पुत्रानिच्छेत्पावनार्थं पितृणाम्।
अग्नीनाधाय विधिवच्चेष्टयज्ञो
वनं प्रविश्याथ मुनिर्बुभूषेत्।।

The first line is about Rshi-RNa which involves veda adhyayana. The second
is about pitru-rNa, by begetting progeny. The third is deva-rNa  = by
performing yagas. After these have been well settled, one should take to
vaanaprastha.   I have not seen all three so nicely put in one place, in a
pithy shloka.


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