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Subramanian.R

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Kanchi Pontiffs' Case:
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:16:34 AM »
Dear All and Ravi particularly,

Dharmathi vAzhvu thannai choodu kavvum
mudivil Dharmam vellum.
 
Ravi, you had an admirable foresight.  Thanks.

Arunachala Siva. 

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2013, 11:05:39 AM »
Shankaraman murder: Shankaracharya, all 22 accused acquitted
Source :  Rediff.com India News

11:04 Live! Shankaraman murder: Shankaracharya, all 22 accused acquitted: Just in: All 23 accused including Kanchi Mutt seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra -- the prime accused in the high profile 2004 Sankararaman murder case -- have been acquitted.

A Puducherry court delivered its verdict today after a trial which ran for over nine years. A Sankararaman, manager of the Varadarajaperumal temple at Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu, was allegedly murdered on September 3, 2004, in the temple premises.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2013, 12:20:36 PM »


    I am not surprised by this verdict . The Investigative agencies are making the same mistakes time and again . If A and B are known enemies and if B is killed then they automatically come to the conclusion that only A could have done it .It is OK for normal people to think like that but not professional Investigative agencies .
    If A and B are enemies then if B is killed then while they can have the suspicion on A but at the same time they must keep their minds open to other possibilities on finding whether B has any hidden enemies like C ( who are not known to the public ) , or a third Party like D who has no enemity with B but has a grudge against A and want to settle scores with him by killing B and letting A suffer the consequences for the same .

    Professional Investigative agencies must be open to all these possibilities and rely purely on forensic evidence to nail the culprits in a Scientific manner without giving room for any bias .But most of the time due to pressure from the ruling establishment or pressure from Media or due to their own over enthusiasm in proving to the world they can solve this crime easily they jump in to hasty conclusions before hand and start investigating in only one particular direction and collect evidence in that direction only without exploring the other ways to first collect evidence from all possible angles and then go about nailing the culprits .
    But Whether they will be really allowed to explore all angles freely and scientifically by the successive ruling establishment in all cases I do not know .

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Kanchi Pontiffs' Case:
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 08:21:58 AM »
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Kanchi Pontiffs' Case:
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 01:50:47 PM »
Dear Atma Vichar and Subramaniam sir:

The message for all of us in this is:  Follow Dharma and Dharma will protect.

Thank you Atma Vichar for posting the interview. It was very reassuring.

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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 04:59:00 PM »

   Noted Hindu Activist ,Auditor and Journalist had this to say in his article .

    Recalling the Kanchi Sankaracharya Case



    By S Gurumurthy

    Published: 28th November 2013 06:00 AM




    When the Principal Sessions Court in Pondicherry on Wednesday (November 27) acquitted the Kanchi Sankaracharyas, Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi, and all the others charged with the murder of Sankararaman, my mind recalled the arrest of the Sankaracharya in November 2004 and the unprecedented vicious atmosphere created by the Dravidian ideologues and parties, secular media and even liberal intellectuals against the Acharya. They sat upon the Kanchi Mutt, held the Acharya guilty and more and spread all kinds of unmentionable canards about him and the Mutt and hurt beyond words the millions of peaceful spiritual followers of the Mutt, who cried in silence with no one to console them.

    No debate on the Sankaracharya judgment will be complete without recalling the vicious and hurtful discourse against the Acharya and the Mutt and how the ancient institution and its faithful underwent the all round assault and pain silently. When the entire spectrum of secular, human rights and liberal megaphones had turned against the Mutt and the Acharya and desecrated them, it was only The New Indian Express which stood for what it believed was right-- namely that the Mutt and the Acharya were being hounded without basis and the case itself was groundless. The judicial verdict exonerating the Acharyas and all the others charged with the crime implies that the entire case was misdirected.


    Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi leaves a court in Puducherry after being acquitted in the sensational Sankararaman murder case. (PTI) But, based on counter investigation, The New Indian Express said so within days of the arrest of the Acharya. “The Case Is Dead. Who Will Do The Funeral And When?” This was the title of third of the five articles on the Sankaracharya case that appeared in The New Indian Express. This article appeared on November 24, 2004, exactly 12 days after the seer’s arrest on the auspicious Deepavali day. The article opened thus: “On counter investigation, we found the case against the Sankaracharya not just slippery, but actually groundless from day one. Not just that. It involves a bit of fabrication too. Yes the fabrication to fix the Acharya. The police are running for cover. They may not give up yet and may fabricate more to put the case which is dead on life support system. But the case is irretrievably lost.”

    The dramatic turn came on Wednesday in the Kancheepuram Magistrate court. The two criminals on whom the police had exclusively relied to name the Sankaracharya as an accused in the case have actually turned to accuse the police as the fabricators of the case itself. The court judgment now pretty much says the same thing. The New Indian Express carried four more articles in my name on the Sankaracharya case. The first article titled “As the Sankaracharya stands like Abhimanyu” [NIE 23.11.2004] captured the Dravidian political and secular media theatre in the state which were hounding the hapless Acharya stung and stunned by the heinous charge against him.


    The Acharya was damaged more by the false news items planted by the police which the willing secular media and Dravidian megaphones lapped up to defame and discredit the Acharya. Another article titled “Unless the Case is Reinvestigated, Justice will not be Done” [26.11.2004] detailed how on the procured testimonies of hardened criminals the state was telling the judiciary that the Sankaracharya was “the worst criminal”. The fourth article dated 3.12.2004 was on how the case had ceased to be an investigation into a crime and had become a vicious campaign to demolish the Acharya himself. The article ended thus: “Even if, at the end, I am entirely proved wrong, I cannot shirk my duty to alert the public and sensitise the authorities about the destruction of too many values involved in this investigation which is gradually turning into a battle between the silent and silenced Kanchi Mutt on the one hand and police and its associate, the media megaphones on the other. It is no more an investigation into crime....it is now a larger design to defame and discredit the Mutt itself.” The final article titled “Will the Secular Media Heed Justice Reddy’s Warning?” appeared on January 14, 2005. This article was on the judgment of Justice Narasimha Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh High Court before whom a frivolous writ had been filed by some labour union on the basis of media reports linking some deaths [which had taken place six years ago on the premises of a mill, from where the Acharya had been arrested] to the Acharya.


    Disposing of the writ, the judge said the petitioner swayed by the media did not want to lag behind in the unprecedented process of denigration of the Kanchi Mutt, an ancient, prestigious and glorious institution with almost a 2,500-year history. He added that it was sad that an institution of such glory was targeted and persecuted in an organised manner in an independent country, by “not only individuals, but also a section of the institutions, such as the State and the Press”. He also noted that the proponents of human rights, fair play and dignity to individuals and institutions have maintained stoic silence, adding “a powerful section is celebrating or watching it with indifference” the “perfidy against the Mutt” that had shocked the nation and beyond”. He noted that the “amount of disrepute and sacrilege inflicted on Sri Jayendra Saraswathi has no comparables adding that harshest possible words were used directly or in innuendo against him” and “today he is subjected to similar treatment as was Draupati in the Court of Kauravas”. That was the state of the Acharya and the Mutt when The New Indian Express stood for truth against tsunami of vicious campaign against the Acharya.


    The reward for these articles was an arrest warrant against me and almost a search on The New Indian Express and even the Thuglak magazine, which had carried the Tamil version of the articles. As usual the judiciary came to the rescue and passed orders restraining the state. I was questioned by the Superintendent of Police who led the investigation. When I asked him why he was suspecting the Acharya to be the offender, he said that the victim had been sending highly offensive letters to the Acharya and therefore he had a motive to eliminate him. I asked him whether he thought of the possibility of someone inimical to the Acharya eliminating the victim to put the blame on the Acharya. He was blank. I told him that the criminal investigation has to exhaust all the possibilities before opting for one particular view. That is precisely what the police in the Sankaracharya case failed and neglected to do. The result was a huge and costly lapse -- and great hurt to a noble institution and to its silent and peaceful faithfuls. The Sankaracharya case verdict is a lesson for all-- the police, state, media and the liberals --every one of them sided with the police and against the Acharya. Will they now introspect?

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Re: Kanchi Pontiffs' Case:
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 07:53:32 AM »
Dear all,

First I appreciate to see this topic in the forum,  otherwise,  it will simply mean we are all having a suppressed silence.  Atleast now, someone has opened this topic, I think we cannot overlook this topic anymore.


The late Sri Sri Paramacharya Maha Periyava was contemporary saint at the times of our beloved Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishee.

The institution vastly developed by dharma, of dharma and for dharma of vedas by Sri Sri Paramacharya.

Everybody here nicely quotes the material cause and material effects .

But what is the spiritual cause ?

The tale of this 9 year old case had its root towards attitude of a true saint.

Somebody reported in timesofindia about the state of affairs of the Mutt during the times of Maha Periayava.

Seems Maha Periayava asked for some donations from a journalist -- you know what donation it is?  Mere postal stamps for the Mutt.  That is saintliness.

With those standards of Mahaperiayva,  the current era is far far far outstretched to a mass social academical institute.

Who am I to comment on it? 

Anyone in India can travel in a special flight to visit a temple in Thiruchendur from Pondicherry all the way to celebrate the victory -- but I heard about the story of great Paramacharya walking from his Palanquin on the site of temple gopurams.

Had it been Paramacharya now -- he would have long back retired himself to a modest rural village on the banks of a lake or river in utter silence and solitude not withstanding all the things going on around Him.

In the first place,  why all this got triggered?  A King must be in his own radius and so a saint.  If we cross over,  the bridge used for cross over will be burnt one day or other.  That is what happened.

Enemity and Friendship with a King is dangerous in equal measure --  that is why Maha Periayava assumed silenece when Prime minister visited him.

Ok -- one can quote and write pages and pages.

What is the lesson for we as sadahaks seeing all this?

Atleast I learnt a lesson,

By your punyas and Prarabhda you may get a chance to learn private lessons on Upanishads from a walking jivan mukta like Paramacharya -- you may get a chance to even succeed him.

Well done, you have played well , but what next?

We need to be utterly humble,  utterly focussed and determined to pursue and continue our sadhana in the absence of the Guru.

Sometimes Parashakthi gives you all that is available to utilize to realize Self.

Alas , if we get carried away by that Pride,  we lose our great position,  we slip,  we will then utmost become bridges between Kings and Kings , not between God and devotees.

All that happened before our very own eyes.

To see what I am talking about,  take a age old picture where Maha Periayava teaches and the student listens.  See the current state of the art pictures ,  you will find the difference in the faces.

A jnani emits great power --  sometimes it may rise the ego instead of putting it down.

So we all learn and learn to be more humble and more silent.