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Re: KarmA and Sharanagathi

From: R. Skrintha (srik_at_iiap.ernet.in)
Date: Sat May 24 1997 - 08:32:06 PDT

Dear Bhagawathas,

Sri Raja Krishnasamy <raja@cyberdude.com> wrote:-

>Can a person forget all his earthly duties and follow the path of
>sharaNagathi - such as a grihasthan to solely follow the path of
>sharaNagathi or even take sanyasam before providing for his family? 

Once a married lady asked this of Sri RamaNa Maharshi. He replied saying that
the practice of SAdhana/Bhakthi may be pursued in whatever one's environment is. 
When she continued by citing examples of people who _did_ shed worldly life
in pursuit of Truth, His cryptic reply was that if she were destined to do so,
her question wd never have arisen!

>How do our scriptures address this issue ?  

Hari Om,
srikanth