[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 
> the
> postings he wrote since the beginning of the list. is that possible? If 
> yes,
> 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

sadananda site:lists.advaita-vedanta.org


"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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