[Advaita-l] Sringeri and Swami Dr. Parthasarathi

Mahesh Ursekar mahesh.ursekar at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 22:27:05 CST 2008

Pranams Kartik:

Swami Parthasarthy studied Vedanta at Chinmaya mission under Swami
Chinmayananda. Among others who have done the same is Swami Sukhbodhananda

What I really appreciate about both these gurus is that they bring Vedanta
(& more importantly its application) to the individual wrapped in samsara.
Years ago Swami Vivekananda did the same - in direct opposition to his
brother disciples who felt it was to be practiced only by renunciates.

In my opinion, Vedanta is a wealth that ought be shared by one and all. And
my personal experience has been that it is easier to study Vedanta but it's
immensely harder to live by its precepts. And all the Swamis mentioned
above preach the latter which is why I value them.

As to the link u have sent, I have no clue if the Swami mentioned therein is
the same Swami Parthasarthy.

Pranams, Mahesh

On 1/5/08, S Jayanarayanan <sjayana at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have to say that I'm a bit confused that the Sringeri Math is
> possibly associated with Swami Parthasarathy in a certain roundabout
> manner. Not sure what kind of relationship exists between the two,
> and if the following "Swami Dr. Parthasarathi" is the same as the
> person referred to in this list, but here's what I found:
> ---
> http://www.sringerisharadapeetham.org/news/sep2007.php
> "The Valedictory function was held on Sep 27th. Swami Dr.
> Parthasarathi Member of Prime Minister's Advisory Council and the
> Chairman of Sri Sringeri Sharada Institute of Management at New Delhi
> was the chief guest...The Jagadguru also released a book, "Practice
> of Management in the Light of Bhagavad Gita" containing lectures of
> Dr. Swami Parthasarathi."
> ---
> I'd be very interested to know if Swami Parthasarathy really does
> have the endorsement of the Sringeri Math for his teachings, or if
> his book was released by Sringeri for some other reason (such as he
> made a large donation to the Math).
> If Swami Parthasarathy of www.vedantaworld.org has truly studied
> Vedanta (in the strict sense) from a traditional Guru and has the
> endorsement of his Guru for propagating his teachings, then I
> apologize for doubting the doctrine as being in the spirit of
> Vedanta.
> Regards,
> Kartik
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