[Advaita-l] e-vEdAnta course

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Thu Nov 6 13:27:14 CST 2003

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:

> hariH OM !!
> Do the members think that a eVedanta course which
> seeks/suggests minimum $ 350 per year be promoted ??
> Can the knowledge of Vedanta be sold in 24 e-mail
> capsules and concluded with a certificate (for what
> purpose !! ). Do whatever you can to defeat any trend
> of minimum fee/donation based Vedanta education. Let
> us tell everybody that Vedanta is priceless Knowledge
> of the great Rishis of yore and practiced now by
> devoted seekers.

I wholeheartedly agree.  When a student approached a teacher what did he
offer him?  A bundle of sticks.  Why?  Because they are needed as fuel for
the yajna.  That's it.  Now gifts may be given and such dana confers
great punya but they should be freely given.  Even now there are saintly
scholars who live in poverty because they fear "selling the Veda" like
vegetables in the market.

Perhaps Swami Tejomayananda was absent for the e-course which taught a
sannyasi doesn't need $350 for anything?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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