Sanyas Upanishads were written for male spiritual aspirants and thus talk of women being dangerous to males. Women are allowed to be monks. Just as women are dangerous for men who are spiritual aspirants similarly men are dangerous for women. I am astonished that some people believe that Hindu women are not allowed to be monks when there are women monk ...
The book Dharma Bindu(Essence of all Dharma Shastras) quotes Daksha Prajapati,in the context of discussing "Sannyasa Dharma":
Dakshan Prajapati affirms:
Trimshatparaamstrim shadaparaan trimshacchhapara –tah paraan,
Sadyassannyasanaa deva narakaattraayete pitraan.
On account of Sanyasa of a person in a vamsha, Pitru Devatas of thirty
Yes, it's quite possible to live whole life without violence.
Probably you meant only "killing", but you generalized it as "violence". The word "violence" is a kind of "violation". According to Mahatma Gandhi, "Violence" can be done using words, thoughts, actions as well.
"killing" is just an act, ...
In the Sannyasa Upanishads various kinds of Sannyasis are mentioned viz - Kuticaka, Bahuduka, Avadoota, Hamsa, Paramhamsa.
Among these, only for the Parmahamsa Sannyasis bathing is not ordained. Others must bath. Avadootas and Turiyatitas, however, are required to take wind and ashes bath respectively.
"A celibate Kuticaka should give up his family, put ...
The full shloka is:
न वायुः स्पर्शदोषेण नाग्निर्दहनकर्मणा ।
नापो मूत्रपुरीषाभ्यां नान्नदोषेण मस्करी ॥ ७२॥
It's from Sannyasa Upanishad.
na vAyuH sparshadoSheNa nAgnirdahanakarmaNA .
nApo mUtrapurIShAbhyA.n nAnnadoSheNa maskarI .. 72..
Note that I found some inconsistency in numbering of verses e.g. This verse is 72th according to ...
Exception - Nothing can prevent a true brahma jnani from renouncing everything (including his body, food to nourish the body, medicine to preserve it, or any relationships arising from the body), irrespective of his varna, if he is simply going to sit under a tree as aja-gara vritthi and let his body drop off like a dried leaf. That means he has reached ...
Here is a rule for begging alms. This applies to the Brahmins and it should apply to anyone who is entitled to beg alms and receive them.
4.247. He may accept from any (man), fuel, water, roots, fruit, food offered without asking, and honey, likewise a gift (which consists in)
a promise of protection.
4.248. The Lord of created beings (Prajapati) ...
I am referring to Rig Vedic mantras alone, which are the oldest and considered to be apaurushEya.
The definition of Sannyasa was already elaborated by the OP. Hence, I am not reproducing similar content here.
The Rig Vedic mantras were composed by the Sages. They prayed, apart from wealth, for children also.
Let us examine a few of them.
Rig Veda II.2....
A Naishtika Brahmachari is perpetual student. He lives till his death the life that is meant for a student.
Does Naishtika Brahmacharya also involve 'Agni-tyaga'?
No, because after all it is a stage of studentship (Brahmacharya). So, he has to continue performing his duties as a student.
living at the teacher’s house, the life of a sage, and ...
SanyAsa is not someone's monopoly and it is completely private. It is not dogmatic. It become dogmatic only when the SanyAsa is forced upon oneself by oneself.
The Supreme Divine Personality said: Giving up of actions motivated by desire is what the wise understand as sanyās. Relinquishing the fruits of all actions is what the learned declare to be tyāg. ...
When one can take Sanyasa?
The answer is also provided in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana by Lord Shree Krishna himself (Skanda 11 Chapter 18 verse 12) The name of the chapter is" Dharma of Vaanprastha & Sansyasis"
Here is the sanskrit shloka-:
यदा कर्मविपाकेषु लोकेषु निरयात्मसु।
विरागो जायते सम्यङ्ग न्यस्तग्नि: प्रव्रजेत्तत:॥12॥
The Ashrama system is designed according to the stages of life viz. student, householder, retired and renounced life according to age and are related to the proper combination of four Purushartha viz. Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.
Though there is no strict rule that one can take Sannyasa only after Vanaprasthashrama. One can take Sannyasa from any Ashrama ...
It has nothing to do with a SannyAsi.. These names are called the DikshA NAmas or the Guru given names.
First, anyone will have the Janma NAma or the birth name, which was given by the parents.. Now, it is said that a second birth occurs for the Shishya or disciple after the DikshA (initiation) occurs.
So, to mark that occasion, it's a tradition of the ...
None of the so-called "sanyasa Upanishads" are part of the traditional orthodox Vedic canon.
Yajnavalkya Upanishad, Sanyasa Upanishad, Naradaparivrajaka Upanishad, etc. are very late medieval productions. That is abundantly evident from their late medieval language style as well as their utter emphasis on renunciation and sanyasa and as the quotes ...
Disclaimer: My answer is based on my understanding after having closely observed multiple Vaishnava sannyasis and heard from them and their followers on this topic (and some simple logic); I am not including many references at the moment but could look for them if really required.
I'll divide my answer in 3 sections to address the 3 main points I see here.
Shudras are not allowed... Whether, even the Kshatriyas or Vaishyas are also allowed, is something that is unclear, if we go by the minor Upanishads called the Sannyasa Upanishads.
The Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad (NPU) and the Brihat Sannyasa Upanishad (BSU), both discuss, the question- Who are all fit to renounce?
Thereupon Narada ...
Para-Brahma Upanishad is one of the 108 Upanishads which deals with Sanyasin. It is said to be included in Atharva Veda. According to Parabrahma Upanishad, Pranava is the substitute of Shikha for the Sanyasin.
Disregarding the external phenomenal world, tuft and sacred thread he shall hold on to the tuft and sacred thread in the form of the sacred ...
First of all, the caste (of the would be Sannyasi) does matter. A person who's not performing the duties of his caste (Varna) is declared unfit to renounce.. As also persons who do not have the Vedic fire..So, by this, the lowest caste persons are clearly ruled out..
One should never allow renunciation to those who have just ...
This is a good question. Hindu scriptures warn everyone to start working for moksha while in good health. It is too late once death arrives.
Number of births and importance of human birth
In the eighty four lacs of bodies of creatures one does not acquire
true knowledge anywhere unless one is born as a man.
Here, after thousands of crores of ...
Is sannyasa a Vedic way of life? Is it recommended by the Vedas, the ten authentic Upanishads or Grhyasutras?
The idea that sannyasashrama is not sanctioned by the Vedas is an old idea held even by famous Rishis like Gautama and Bodhayana:
Gautama dharma sutras 3.36:
There is, however, only one order of life [Ashrama] according to the venerable teacher, ...
Is sannyasa a Vedic way of life? Is it recommended by the Vedas?
I am answering only this question.
Since it is not possible to answer the question without going through all the 4 Vedas, and since I have not done so either, I am quoting the opinion of a scholar who has done so.
Let me first introduce the author from whose book I'll be quoting.
He is ...
I completely agree with your opinion. Yes. Its a sin.
But a person has a right to request/ask his wife at least once in life time. Not daily.
So, should take true permission from his wife before taking sanyasam.
if life mate does not allow to do so, then he does not have any right to leave his dependents, and should not leave his family.
Without life ...
This is a partial answer.
Mantras for dasnami sannyasis are the four maha vakyas of the Upanishads. The mantra of the Puri Dasnami Sannyasis to which Ramakrishna Order belongs is
Mandukya Upanishad 2
This is what I was told by Swami Sarvadevananda.
Sannyasa ashram can be taken up by person who has control over his senses and who longs for vairagya with undivided attention.
The following is the speech between Narada and Brahma in NARADA PARIVRAJAKA UPANISHAD OF ATHARVANAVEDA
That Brāhmaṇa who is a celibate, who has under control his tongue, sexual organ, stomach, and hand may become a sannyāsin ...
The last name you are talking about is the name given to an advaitan monk in Daśanāmi Saṃpradāya.
The tradition gets its name because the followers of that tradition will be given ten names as suffixes after their Sannyasa name. The ten names are:
These names are to be ...
This is a noteworthy question and has also been asked elsewhere. The answer is mentioned in the Chaitanya Charitamrita too and is as follows -
In the Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi Lila, 3rd chapter, purport to the 34th verse, Lord Chaitanya's sannyasa initiation is described as follows:
"During the time of Lord Chaitanya, the influence of Shankaracarya ...
According to the Mahabharata, Sudras are not allowed to take up sanyasa.
Once a Sudra enters an ashram containing wide variety of sages. Sudra was well received by persons in the ashram. After observing the ashram, Sudra desires to take the initiation for sanyasa. But Kulapati of the ashram did not agree to initiate him to the path of renunciation saying ...
I am only providing an answer of your below question.
What are the rules for these? Are there any texts which explicitly list out the rules to be followed by sanyasins ?
There are various Sanyasi Upanishads which talk about rules and regulations about sanyasi life.
1) Avadhutaka Upanishad
2) Jabala Upanishad
3) Turiyatitavadhuta ...
The points that you make are not at all true only for the Sanyasa Upanishadas(I'm really not aware of any such Upanishadic classification), but see the other texts you mention in comments:
"Those who are not married — sannyāsīs, vānaprasthas and brahmacārīs — should never associate with women by glancing, touching, conversing, joking or sporting. ...