[Advaita-l] Importance of Ashram

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 05:05:59 CST 2007

>> rituals are quite central to Indian ways of learning

Sorry to have used rituals along with blind beliefs, etc. My only point was
that he does not teach any form of rituals in the course

Pranams, Mahesh

On 12/31/07, Ramesh Krishnamurthy <rkmurthy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/12/2007, Mahesh Ursekar <mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > b. Swamiji himself has studied in the UK and so is comfortable &
> conversant
> > with ideas of the West. In this respect, his teaching is a wonderful
> blend
> > of the East & the West
> > c. His teaching is 100% rational with no element of superstition or
> > ritualistic leanings or blind beliefs.
> This talk of "blending east & west" always makes me squirm in my seat.
> Most people who make such claims are actually 99% west and 1% east.
> Our problem is not the need to assimilate western paradigms but the
> need to first understand our own.
> I am not sure what you mean by "superstition" and "blind beliefs" but
> rituals are quite central to Indian ways of learning. All our
> philosophies are children of the ritualistic tradition, and not
> rebellions against ritual as some modern historians would like us to
> believe.
> Ramesh
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