[Advaita-l] Karma yoga: the kinder, softer preparation for self-inquiry and surrender

Akilesh Ayyar ayyar at akilesh.com
Fri Mar 12 09:09:01 EST 2021


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 1:42 AM Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Namaste
> Sri Ramana was rarely prescriptive when it came to lifestyle.  That does
> not mean that we can conclude that according to him, a renunciate life was
> not important.

Actually, it can. He wrote and spoke a lot about the search for the Self.
Nowhere in all those works does he mention a physically renunciate
lifestyle as being critical or necessary.

> Therefore we have to necessarily look for indications from the larger
> advaita tradition of Shankara that he was embedded in, to understand his
> views on the nivRtti mArga life, sannyAsa.
> When someone asked Bhagavan, if he should renounce, Bhagavan said no.

I shall stop here.

> Om
> Raghav
> >
> >
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