[Advaita-l] How to get an hindu name?

rohit ubhayaker rohit8ganesh at yahoo.co.in
Thu Mar 18 00:11:08 CST 2004

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram <srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com> wrote:
hariH Om !!

--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2004, María Dickson wrote:
> > Thank you for your clear e-mail.
> > Here we have a Ramakrishna Ashram. I have visited
> it‘s
> > web page. I know there are a lot of Ramakrishna
> > Centers arrownd the world. I see that they teach
> > vedanta, but are they advaitins?
> It depends. That mvement started in the 19th
> century amongst westernized
> Bengalis whose understanding of Advaita Vedanta was
> mostly theoretical.
> But later it spread to South India were there is a
> living tradition and
> more educated people. You can still see this split
> today. Some followers
> of the Ramakrishna mission practice true Advaita
> Vedanta others just
> follow a typical North Indian saint-cult. Some of
> the books they publish
> are very scholarly and useful while others (like the
> purushasukta book I
> mentioned last week) aren't worth the paper they are
> printed on. So you
> have to be careful and use your jusgement.

I think, it is more appropriate to give complete title
and author and/or translator, while commenting on
books. Are you referring to PURUSHA-SUKTAM AND

For example, I have the book of Ramakrishna Mission
Translated by Swami Amritananda (Rs. 40) which has
commentary based on several classical authors. I can
not accept that it is 'worthless'.

Also, just because do not appreciate the translation,
the book does not become 'worthless'. I guess, there
are different levels of aspirants. Many people may not
be interested in elaborate commentary on Suktas. They
may be happy with simple translation.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


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Dear  Saadhakas , 

I  fully  endorse  the  view  of  Mr . Shrikrishna .

Just  because  a  book  doesn't match  to  the  "intellectual  level"  of  a  person , it  doesn't become  outdated or  useless.

Rather  even  the  smaller  version  of  the  book Purusha Sookta & Naaraayana  Sookta  is  very  useful  for aspirants  at  beginners  level .

The  efforts of  well  meaning  saadhakas  like  those  at Shri  Raamakrishna  Matha  should  be  appreciated , especially  in  the  context  of  modern  Hindu  society , where  most  Hindus  are  ignorant  of the  various  hymns leave  alone their  meaning.

Hats  off to  the  Mission  for  such  great  work .

With  Love ,

Rohit N.Ubhayaker .

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