New member introduction: Olivia Cattedra

Olivia Cattedra omcatt at CIUDAD.COM.AR
Mon Jan 21 18:38:34 CST 2002

Good Morning Ken,

Thank you for your e mail. Certainly the bhakti elements are not in the
stotras, but, nevertheless, I think curiosity about the fact that -as far as
I understand- when  Shankara dies, he is connected in some way with
devotional himns. Not to mention the connection between Shankara and the
BGita The separation of mind and heart seems to be our western problem,
quite acute now days, I dont see it in old oriental teachings, besides, i
ask, when one can have a little point of understandig, i mean, of awarness,
what can else can be done that answer to life from a loving attitude?  What
do you think about? I mean loving, not emotional. For love I mean a deep,
clear, aware, concern ( and detached at the same time)and care......My book
on Gaudapada is in spanish, in any case I can send you a copy by normal mail
if you want, well, thank for the mail!
have a pleasant week!

om shanti


----- Original Message -----
From: ken knight <hilken_98 at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: New member introduction: Olivia Cattedra

> > My own thesis was on Gaudapada, and I am most
> > concerned with the
> > introduction of bhakti elements in the Shankara's
> > teaching
> Namaste Olivia,
> I have been concerned also with the latter point.  I
> can only speak from a UK perspective but here the
> head-bound antics of philosophy here made advaita
> attractive inasmuch as the bhakti elements in the
> stotras of Shankara were unknown. I speak not just
> from the academic world but from general society where
> many groups arose in the 1960's that claimed to be
> teaching advaita. For some reason, about ten years
> ago, the idea appeared 'to find bhakti in advaita' and
> a path evolved and a particular experience stands out
> that lit this path.
>  Now the false separation of 'heart' and 'mind' that
> has dominated much here in the UK can be addressed
> from its correct standpoint of unity.
> I wonder if your paper on Gaudapada was in English. If
> so is a copy available?  You could send it directly
> to:
> hilekn_98 at if you like rather than put
> attachments on to this site.
> Om sri ram
> Ken Knight
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