[Advaita-l] New member introduction
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Mon Jan 30 23:54:13 CST 2012
Certain unknown Laws positioned the event of my birth in a middle-class,
South-Indian Brahmin family in a place called SRIRANGAM, Trichy Dist. of
TamilNadu, India, gifting me parents who were knowledged about Ishvara and
their blood molecules having absorbed the religious traditions of Karma
I happened to have my schooling in Chinmaya till my 10th std. and the
strong fabric of spiritual, psychic layers generated in the school where
compassion was the only stream gushing forth from the heads of Teachers &
Swamijis still shape my unconscious, making me ponder over the Vedic
Not knowing that I was a victim to the most-dreaded serpent of samsara,
seeking a career in the maddening world according to my own perception, I
graduated in Chemical Engg from UICT, Mumbai and been working in an Oil
and Gas firm for the last 5 years. Staying away from parents, having to
live with people whose wavelengths do not match mine, sight of girls who
are dressed in a complicated manner compared to my hometown,a long,
unbroken stomach infection in the intestinal tissues gave my unconscious
the energy to topple me and handcuff me with the forces of Sorrow. I found
myself a wanting and limited person on all frontiers.
Some divine grace interferred in my life and I pciked up the teachings of
Swami Vivekananda, Swami Chinmayananda and Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati
after which I have understood the ground realities due to which my ground
will never sink again in to the ocean of sorrow.
I did the Advanced 1 year Postal course with Chinmaya International
Foundation which gave me grand entry to the portals of Vedanta. I have
also gone through the books of Swami Vivekananda and then finally landed
up with SDS' books. Prayer Guide, Exploring Vedanta, Need for cognitive
change, Kenopanisad, Sri Rudram are some of his works I have completed. I
also follow some of his Western disciples' teachings such as Dr. Carol
Whitefiled and James Swartz.
Also I follow the books of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to see their take
on psychic order. I read the novels of Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes,
Shakespeare which delve in to philosophy.
Iam open for knowledge in this life-saving teaching called ADVAITA
preparing a package of hungry senses, razor-sharp mind and discriminating
intellect. Will try my best to be an active member.
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