[Advaita-l] adhikAra - veda - vedAnta, a query

Kaushik Chevendra chevendrakaushik at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 06:22:53 EDT 2021

Namaste sir.
No its not allowed. Vedic recitation and inquiry into vedanta shouldn't be
done without the adhikara. This is one aspect common in all schools of
But narayana is atyant dayalu isn't he? That's why the gita which is
essence of the upanishads,has been given to us. For this there isn't a
restriction of adhikara.
The recitation of lords name can be done by all. As its popularly stated,
the merit attained through recitation of veda can be achieved through the
rememberance of hari(sarva vedeshu yat punyam.....).
The puranas also have no restriction.
Vidyatirtha swamin has clearly stated that the shastras shouldn't be
changed for our comfort or liking. And hence recitation or even hearing of
vedas shouldn't be done without adhikara.

On Fri, 1 Oct, 2021, 2:45 pm Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> praNAms
> Hare Krishna
> whenever I chant veda maNtra-s publicly using mic , whenever I hear
> recordings of gAyatri maNtra and other veda sUkta / maNtra-s, public
> discourses like geeta jnAna yagna,  vedAnta in loud speakers etc. I do have
> a doubt that can it be made public without taking proper care of
> adhikAra??  vedAnta is guhya vidyA should not be taught to anadhikAri-s
> reiterates saMpradAya, bhAshyakAra says before taking up brahmavidyA
> jignAsa sAdhana chatushtaya is must,  lord too says in geeta idam te
> nAtapaskAya, nA bhaktAya kadAchana, should not be taught to the one who is
> not serving his guru etc. because this vidyA is paramaM guhyaM.  But what
> we are seeing today??  all veda-vedAnta geeta available to all openly
> irrespective of adhikAra.   we are making it proudly  public.  Is this
> relaxation allowed in the current situation (kAladharma) ??  Just curious
> to know the traditional clarification with regard to this.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar
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