Namaskaar. In previous part 9 and this Part 10 the author takes a small diversion from the Kathopanishat commentary and discusses some very important concepts of Vedanta to drive home the subtle teachings of the Upanishad. Reading the dialogue between the student and the teacher, both of whom were masters of Vedanta thinking, one gets a complete overview of the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishad, and all later scriptures and texts.
[We are seeing here the presence of discrimination and dispassion that were engendered and nurtured in the case of Sri Srinivasa Sastry (as Jagadguru Abhinava Vidyateertha MahaswamigaL of Sringeri was known in His pre-monastic life.]
All the queries raised earlier by Sri Srinivasa Sastry were thus categorically answered by Paramacharyal (Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati MahaswamigaL, the then Pontiff of the Sringeri PeeTham); neither He nor Vaidyanatha Sastry had mentioned them to Paramacharyal.
At times, nature seemed to aid Paramacharyal’s imparting of instructions about detachment. For instance, on one occasion, when Paramacharyal was proceeding to the Kalabhairava temple together with His students, a funeral procession was seen. On beholding the scene, Paramacharyal spontaneously identified the deceased one as a wealthy gentleman and gave out his name. He went on to say that that man was young and had been living in comfort. However, the Lord of Death, Yama, had not chosen to spare him. Continue reading