New member introduction: P.G. van Oyen

Ravisankar S. Mayavaram msr at COMCO.COM
Sun Aug 1 13:11:14 CDT 1999

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From: "P.G. van Oyen / Conversion Productions" <vanoyen at>
Fri 22:51
Subject: Re: W E L C O M E to A D V A I T A - L
To:   "Ravi" <msr at>

Dear Mr Mayavaram

Thank you for welcoming me to the advaita list.
I noticed the existence of the list when browsing through the advaita
on internet.
I am a Dutch national aged 55 and I have spent some 30 years studying
advaita vedanta through the School of Economic Science in London which
closely co-operating with Shankaracarya Ashram, Allahabad (the line of
Brahmananda Sarasvati, Shri Shantananda Sarasvati and the current Shri
Vasudevananda Sarasvati)
I have been in charge of the School of Philosophy in the Ntherlands for
years until 1997 when I left that organisation.
I am now author and translator in the field of advaita vedanta and early
christianity. My chief interest is to show and prove that early
is a form of (advaita) vedanta or at least very closely related to it.
I have published some hymns of Shankara and I am now working on a
translation of Vivekacudamani together with a commentary (in the Dutch
language of course). For this effort I am particularly indebted to HH
Candrasekhara Bharati of Sringeri Math for his learned and lucid
of the same.
My knowledge of Sanskrita language is basic.

Best regards,
Paul G. van Oyen

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