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Re: sannyasa dharmam- clarification please!

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Aug 17 1998 - 04:27:49 PDT

Dear Sri MadhavakkaNNan :

Regarding the two questions you raised ,
the rules of the SanyAsa asramam are covered 
by 18  Upanishads called SanyAsOpanishads .

I wrote a long article on them and did not 
publish it . There are many kinds of SanyAsis 
and the strict rules are different regarding
their length of stay at one place , the frequencies
of eating , etc . Narada ParivrAjaka Upanishad is 
the most detailed one on this subject . This is a
big subject . Also , Yaadhava prakAsar has 
written at the request of AchArya RaamAnuja 
a treatise on this subject after becoming the 
sishyan of his erstwhile sishyan . This subject could  
also be included in the AchArya CD ROM as well .
        
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In answer to your second question , Yes ,
Aapath SanyAsam is allowed and Sri NaarayANa 
Theerthar of " Sri KrishNA LeelA TarangaNI "
fame is a well known example . As he was about to
drown in cauvery water , while  swimming across it
to reach his father-in-law's house to meet his wife ,
he took aapath sanyAsam . Fortunately , he was not
drowned .He left home and stayed at VarahUr near 
Tanjore and composed the famous Krithis that were
approved personally by HanumAn , who kept TaaLam 
for the songs as they were composed . NaarayaNa Theethar 
threw away those compositions that were not accompanied by 
HanumAn on Cymbals and considered tham not worthy 
for the divine service .

V.Sadagopan 

 
>My questions on sanyaasa ashramam:
>
>1. Is it essential to hava a person (at least one to attend) for a 
>person to take sanyaas? (since, I believe a sanyaasi can not cook by 
>himself!). That has been bothering me, as a sanyaasi renounces 
>everything! but why should he NOTbe self-suffiecient and wander drinking 
>his bhakti for Emperumaan and joyously immersed in Bhagawath chinthana? 
>Now that he does not have the nagging samsaara saagaram with him, he 
>might as well live alone! The prevention of ("swayam paakam") self 
>cooking bothers me! Please clarify my doubt!
>
>2. Can a person take sanyaas (on his own!) or from other ashramites 
>(like GruhasthAs or VanaprasthAs)? 
>
>
>
>(please forgive me, if I am crossing my limit and am committing an 
>apachaaram by such silly questions)  
>
>Ram Ram
>
>With Best Regards
>
>NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan
>
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