[Advaita-l] 'End' not 'Means'
subramanyauh at gmail.com
Fri Apr 28 07:48:19 CDT 2006
The Arya Samaj in Bangalore under a subcommittee called "Veda Bhashya
Samiti" has taken up an uphill task of translating all the four Vedas to
Kannada under the scope of " Mane Manegu Veda" meaning Vedas to every house.
They have planned 20 Volumes of 600 pages and already 12 volumes are
released. The cost for the whole set is Rs. 4200/- .
I learnt that the translations are biased and carries the direct meaning and
not the hidden meaning. It is for the Erudite to offer their opinion if
anybody has gone through them.
I am not aware of the activities of Brahmo Samaj, . though there seems to be
activities in Arya Samaj Bangalore
"Yasya Brahmani Ramate Chittam, Nandati Nandati Nandatyeva"
(The mind playing with Brahman ever revels)
On 4/28/06, Siva Senani Nori <sivasenani at yahoo.com> wrote:
> "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> There are some historical examples I think are relevant. For instance,
> Modern Hinduism is said to begin with Ramamohan Roy whose Brahmo Samaj
> scandalized Calcutta society at its inaugural meeting by: having a woman
> read from the upanishads. Where is the Brahmo Samaj now? The Arya Samaj
> also made a tenet out this issue. How successful has the Arya Samaj been?
> But to point this out also relies on some assumptions on my part.
> Ah, this is interesting territory. What happened after the advent of
> Prophet Mohammed, starting with Sind, and then spreading to the rest of
> India? Why did not our prayers of avatu maam, paahi maam work? Forget
> ordinary people. Somnath? We have a mosque in every major temple today. In
> what ways is the fate of Brahmo- and Arya- samajs different from the above
> mentioned? Would the same reasons offered for SishtarakshaNam not happening
> for the last thousand years not apply to the decline of Brahmo- and Ayra-
> I think ubhayaSri Vyas and Chadha have been having a very interesting
> discussion, but when thought experiments crossover into history, the scope
> broadens - way beyond manageable limits.
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