[Advaita-l] [ADMIN] Search on the List
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed Mar 12 16:10:26 CDT 2008
This is a question which might be of interest to the general readership. I
hope you don't mind if I reply in public.
On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Solrac Mauna wrote:
> Dear Listmaster:
> I am quite new on the list, and don't know many technical things or ways to
> do things.
> My question is if I can do a search by topic THROUGH the entire time that
> the list exist, or I need to go each month individually? Example, I would
> like to search all postings that include JNANA YOGA since the list started,
> can I do that? or search a specific author like Kuntimada Sadananda, all
> postings he wrote since the beginning of the list. is that possible? If
> how do I go about that?
The lack of a good search engine is an long-standing annoyance which I mean
to fix one of these days when I find the time.
Until then one option is to use google search. For example searching on
"jnana yoga" site:lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Should do what you want. This is a general text search, you cannot search by
author or subject as far as I know. Another problem is there is no
standardized English transliteration for Sanskrit. So a word like jnana
could also be GYAna (ITRANS notation favored by many posters) gyan (Hindi
pronounciation) gnan, or any number of permutations.
There is also a mirror of the list on gmane at
It has a search engine which lets you search by author or subject as well as
hmm maybe I should just find a way to embed that?
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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