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General Discussion / Re: Articles,Interviews,News
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:40:28 AM »
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Swami Dayananda Saraswati passed away yesterday at his ashram in Rishikesh:

Got the news earlier from my brother who is right now in Swami Dayananda Ashram in USA .  Swamiji was not in good health for the last few weeks and was mentally preparing all his devotees and students for this final end by giving darshan to all in spite of his illhealth . Swamiji wanted to be by the side of Mother Ganga in his last days and it did happen as per his wish .  I have been immensley benefitted by the Talks and Books of Swami Dayananda ( talks I have attended little but read most of his books which are Transcript of his talks ) and they have given me lot of clarity not just on Advaita Vedanta but also on Sanathana Dharma and the role of Tradition . If today I am able to understand Bhagavan Ramana's teachings  better it is due to the clarity I got through the  excellent and clear interpretations of  the Bhagavad Gita & Other Vedanta Texts  through the teachings of Swami Dayananda and also through his close disciple Swami Paramarthananda who is my Vedanta Teacher and the best being his explanations of Bhagavan Ramana's Upadesa Saram . Ever grateful to Swami Dayananda for helping me get more clarity with regard to not only Advaita Vedanta but also about Sanathana Dharma and though he may no longer be in the body but his teachings are very much alive through his publications and also through some of his excellent disciples ( like Swami Paramarthananda , Swami Guruparananda , Swami Omkarananda  etc etc ) who are great teachers themselves and this teaching tradition will continue .

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:36:10 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:26:35 PM »

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Bhagavan on Different types of Meditators



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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 22, 2015, 01:43:50 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 22, 2015, 10:35:01 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:30:55 PM »

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General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: September 21, 2015, 08:20:48 PM »
> A Russian Scientist?s experience with Kanchi Maha Periyava & <<

A Russian Scientist?s experience with Kanchi Maha Periava Many years ago, some Russian scholars had come to Chennai for a research on Hindu culture. Maha Swami was then camping at Mylapore and so they had darshan of Him and took many photographs of Him. They gave the photographs to the Russian Ancient Culture Academy in Russia also.

In 1987, Russia held a festival of Indian Culture in the Soviet Cultural Academy in Chennai. Dr.Padma Subramanyam (PS) gave a lecture on Bharatham, Kutchipidi, etc. Then, she was invited to Russia, where she met Prof.Ribakov, who was the chief of Russian Scientific Academy and Russian Ancient Culture Institute.

She was surprised to see a portrait of Maha Periava in his room. When asked, he said it was given by a friend who had visited Him in Chennai and he also wanted to meet Him and clarify a few doubts. Subsequently, he came to Chennai and Dr.PS accompanied him to Kanchipuram. But, Maha Swami was down with fever and the sishyas said they cannot meet Him. They were disappointed and didn't know what to do.

Just then another sishya came to them and said that Periava asked them to come in. They went in, and Prof.Ribakov and Periava kept looking at each other for a while. Then, Dr.PS asked the Prof to clarify his doubts. But the Prof said that all his doubts have already been clarified.

Now comes the best part. Periava asked 'Russians speak their language mixed with Sanskrit, but in Northern Russia do they speak the language without any mix of Sanskrit?' Ribakov was surprised and said 'yes'.
Then Periava said, ' you say Russia now. In the ancient times it was known as Rishivarsham. You know why? That is where Rishis like Yagnavalkiyar were running a Vedic Research Center. Then he spoke about the history of Russia at length. Then the Prof said that he wanted to become a Hindu.

Periava said 'you already are'. But the Prof insisted on a Hindu name for him. Periava laughed and said ' he has grey beard like Rishis. So, from now on his name is Rishi'.

Well, that Rishi, runs a branch of Ramakrishna mutt in Moscow now...
Let us all remember this great Mahan who lived only for our sake to teach us how we should lead our lives!

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:32:57 PM »



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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:29:14 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 21, 2015, 06:26:43 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 20, 2015, 08:34:12 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 18, 2015, 10:23:43 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 18, 2015, 05:27:20 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Rough Notebook-Open Forum
« on: September 18, 2015, 01:38:33 PM »

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