[Advaita-l] Gayatri mantra - moderation request
r_venkateswaran at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 12 09:35:32 CDT 2011
Pranams I entirely agree with the posting of Sri Venkat Sriramji. There are advaitins and dvaitins who are strict followers of this respective acharyas upadesam, but respect others and other's beliefs as well. Moderators should see to what extent this freedom of speech should go.
email: r_venkateswaran at hotmail.com
> Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:50:17 +1000
> From: rakesh.misra296 at gmail.com
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Gayatri mantra - moderation request
> Namasthe SriRam Ji
> Iam amazed to read your posting. This is indeed wonderful.
> Rakesh Misra
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Venkata sriram P
> <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> > Namaste Jaladharji,
> > I also request to moderate on bashings on madhva siddhanta & other
> > faiths.
> > Positive criticism is welcome but not pointing fingers against the great
> > saints
> > like Pujya Raghavendra Tirtha, Pujya Vyasaraya Tirtha, Shri Vedanta Desika
> > etc.
> > They are great bhagavatottamas who had savikalpa samadhi. Lord Balakrishna
> > used
> > to give darshans before them and used to dance with His little anklets.
> > Shri Raghavendra
> > Tirtha used to play vina to which Krishna used to dance. Shri Vedanta
> > Desika
> > used to talk daily with Lord Venkatanatha. Several are the divine lilas of
> > Vyasaraya Tirtha
> > who was intrumental in prANa pratiShTa of "Shri Chakra Tirtha Anjaneya" at
> > Hampi.
> > At the backdrop of this idol, a very powerful ShaTkONa yantra of Hanuman
> > sports.
> > As regards the Bandarekeri Mutt, the senior swamigal of the mutt was a
> > great Chandikopasaka. Inspite of His madhva belief, swamigal used to
> > perform Rudrabhisheka
> > to a small linga which he used to possess. One of the asthana vidvans of
> > Bandarekeri
> > Mutt was Shri Pandurangachar Ji who was very close to my guruji. He
> > attained
> > mantra siddhi in Chandi Navakshari Mula Mantra.
> > It requires a special mention that one of the great madhva scholars in
> > Andhra Pradesh
> > was Shri Ananda Tirtha Ji. He was conferred the title "Mahamahopadhyaya"
> > from
> > Banaras Hindu University. Once in Udipi, he talked extempore for 3 hours
> > on the
> > famous sukta from Rg Veda called "prANAgni sUkta" popularly known as
> > "Balittha Sukta".
> > To his credit is a wonderful commentary on "Siva Sahasranama" that
> > reverberates with
> > Sankara Advaita.
> > My guruji's kavya & alamkara acharya was a srivaishnava by name Brahmasri
> > Lakshmanacharya. Shri Lakshmanacharya was a medha dakshinamurty upasaka
> > and attained great spiritual heights in Dakshinamurty Upasana. The day
> > before his
> > passing away, called his sons to prepare for his antyEShTi samskaras. Next
> > day
> > shed his mortal coil chanting "aghamarshana sukta" & "ashtakshari mantra".
> > So, there are great & generous scholars in other faiths also. Let there be
> > more wisdom and less noise here......
> > regs,
> > sriram
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