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Re: sarvadharmAn.. vs. karmaNyeva..

From: R. Skrintha (srik_at_iiap.ernet.in)
Date: Fri Sep 05 1997 - 13:25:17 PDT

Dear Bhagavathas,

  Today i consulted one of my friends, who is quite familiar with the 
authoritative works of Sri Aurobindo, esp. His famous "Essays on Gita". 
Sri Aurobindo interprets the "sarvadharmAn.." part as flowing causally 
from "karmaNyeva..". The mind shd have been purified by means of bhakthi, 
jnana, etc. before it can come to the stage where it can afford to cast of 
all other dharmAs and take shelter in *only* the Supreme. 

 This is a bit puzzling since it implies that Prapatti is a follow-up to 
Bhakthi, etc. rather than an alternative. Cd someone familiar with the 
works of Sri Aurobindo or the issue on the subjectline as such share yr 
thoughts?

Hari Om,
srikanth