[Advaita-l] A Plea for Dharmic Help - Books Needed

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 13 17:22:54 CDT 2005


I will contact shrI Vishal Agarwal and find out if he
has any of these on CD.

Will presenting these books on a CD be of any help?

If not I will cover the Apastamba sutras with dhUrta
swAmi bhAShya. When I am able to do that, I will try
to get others if I have time.

I am located in Austin btw and have a courtesy
borrower card with which I can check out books from

I did not got o UT-Austin though. I Graduated from
Texas Tech in Lubbock.


--- S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- Srikrishna Ghadiyaram
> <srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello, Kartik
> > 
> > Please refer to the title,
> > 
> > Apastamba Grihya Kaumudi, Ekagni Kanda mantra
> bhashya
> > sahitamu, Telugu Vyakhya by Sri Vangala
> Venkatarama
> > Sastry, Rs. 120/-
> > 
> > This book has mantra in Telugu lipi and commentary
> in
> > Telugu.
> > 
> > This can be procured from 
> > 
> > Vangala Markandeya Sastry, BPC Dealer
> > KK Towers, Flat # G1
> > 3/19 Brodipet
> > Guntur- 522 002
> > Tel: 863-2241127
> > 
> Thanks for the information, I shall try to get it
> from the above
> source. University of Texas at Austin and Stanford
> University
> also have some of the texts.
> An incident narrated by MS is worth pondering about.
> An American
> graduate student researcher in Indology had come
> over to Chennai
> (India) to present some of his "findings" on
> mImAmsA, and MS was
> requested to attend the student's lecture and
> presentation. The
> lecture was, of course, in English, and MS hardly
> understood a
> few words in it. At the end of the lecture, a
> gentleman asked MS
> if he agreed with what the research student had
> presented, and
> MS was at a loss as to what to say. The gentleman
> then explained
> that the student's theory was that "BhAvanA" was an
> unnecessary
> theory in mImAmsA. MS was stunned, because BhAvanA
> is as central
> to mImAmsA as Ishvara is to VedAnta! Without
> BhAvanA, there is
> no mImAmsA. To say that mImAmsA does not require
> BhAvanA is such
> a complete misrepresentation of mImAmsA philosophy.
> One should be wary of the American "research
> institutions" that
> study our scriptures and then teach us what it says.
> The Western
> institutions will rewrite our religion in a way that
> will become
> impossible for us to decipher. If we don't put in
> the effort to
> preserve our religious heritage, it will be in
> serious jeopardy,
> and it will only be our fault. It is sad to note
> that the very
> texts pertaining to mImAmsA/VedAnta that traditional
> pandits -
> who live their lives conforming to the Vedas - find
> difficult to
> locate are readily available to "modern" researchers
> in various
> universities in the USA, none of whom is even
> remotely
> interested in the preserving the tradition.
> Once again, I reiterate my request that anyone who
> can find the
> requisite books please contact me with the location
> or mail it
> either to my address or directly to MS. Please be
> assured that
> it is indeed a good help for a dhArmic cause.
> Thanks,
> Kartik
> Work for the Employer with the best benefits! Work
> for God!

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