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Pravṛtti and nivṛtti are two words often met with in the works on the Vedānta. They mean activism and with¬drawal.
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The path of the gṛhastha or the householder is pravṛttimārga and that of the saiṅnyāsin, the monk, is the nivṛtti- mārga.
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Nivṛtti literally means ‘withdrawal’.
A householder is actively engaged in several works advocated by the scriptures, to fulfil his duties at the personal, the family and the social level. The entire social structure depends upon this activism on his part.
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On the other hand, a saiṅnyāsin is expected to spend most of his time in the contemplation on the ātman/Brahman and teach others the path to perfection, out of the fulness of his own experience. For this he has to give up all other activities which he might have been doing in an earlier stage. This giving up is nivṛtti and the path itself (of the saiṅnyāsin) is called nivṛttimārga.
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Pravṛtti and nivṛtti are the two words often met with in the works on the Vedānta. They mean activism and withdrawal. The path of the [[gṛhastha]] or the householder is pravṛttimārga and that of the sanyāsin, the monk, is the nivṛtti-mārga. A householder is actively engaged in several works advocated by the scriptures to fulfill his duties at the personal, the family and the social level. The entire [[Social Structure|social structure]] depends upon this activism on his part.
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On the other hand, a sanyāsin is expected to spend most of his time in the contemplation on the [[Ātman|ātman]]/Brahman and teach others the path to perfection, out of the fullness of his own experience. For this, he has to give up all other activities which he might have been doing in an earlier stage. This giving up is nivrtti and the path of the sanyāsin is called [[nivṛttimārga]].
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 16:25, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nivrtti, NivRtti, Nivrritti


Nivṛtti literally means ‘withdrawal’.

Pravṛtti and nivṛtti are the two words often met with in the works on the Vedānta. They mean activism and withdrawal. The path of the gṛhastha or the householder is pravṛttimārga and that of the sanyāsin, the monk, is the nivṛtti-mārga. A householder is actively engaged in several works advocated by the scriptures to fulfill his duties at the personal, the family and the social level. The entire social structure depends upon this activism on his part.

On the other hand, a sanyāsin is expected to spend most of his time in the contemplation on the ātman/Brahman and teach others the path to perfection, out of the fullness of his own experience. For this, he has to give up all other activities which he might have been doing in an earlier stage. This giving up is nivrtti and the path of the sanyāsin is called nivṛttimārga.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore