[Advaita-l] Opportunities for learning Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Wed May 18 01:18:31 CDT 2011

Although it is not my intention to initiate any discussion on the topic of
learning Sasnkrit, I am informing the members of a news item that might be
of interest:

*In China, a rediscovery of Sanskrit *


A few days ago I read a report on the increasing interest among Chinese in
Yoga and Indian classical dance and that their govt. has liberalised norms
for setting up institutes to teach these.


On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 11:50 AM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Namaste.
> During my recent participation at the 'Shaankara BhAShya pArAyaNa sattram'
> at Japyeshwara Kshetram, near Mysore, I met Vidwan Shri K.Venkatesha Murthy,
> Asst. Professor, Mukta svAdhyAya Peetham, Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New
> Delhi.
> http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/dis.htm
> He told me that currently there are three popular courses: prAk Shaastri,
> ShAstri and AchArya.
> Anyone interested in starting afresh or furthering their knowledge in
> Sanskrit could make use of the various programmes available with the above
> institution.
> Apart from this, I came across another vidwan, Shri Vasudeva Bhatta from
> Kollur.  He studied Rg Veda and Vedanta Shastra at Sringeri years ago and is
> now settled at his native place near Kollur.  He too gave a couple of
> presentations at the recent meet.  While talking to him, I expressed my
> desire to make his Advaita vedanta knowledge available to those who would
> like to learn.  He said he can teach the various works of Advaita in the
> medium of Kannada and Sanskrit.
> It is my intention that if anyone who is seriously wanting to take up
> studies with the above vidwan could make use of this facility by learning
> from him through skype.  He does not have the basic infrastructure yet but
> if two or more aspirants come together to provide him the same, he can teach
> from his home to anyone residing at a distance.  A little bit of effort in
> doing the ground work is inevitable but the benefit coming out of this
> exercise is indeed great.
> There is another scholar in Advaita Vedanta, Vidwan Shri Vasudeva Karanth,
> also taught by Sringeri pandits, residing on the outskirts of Mangalore
> city.  He too is willing to teach (in Kannada/Sanskrit).  Anyone in the
> periphery of Mangalore can make use of this scholar's knowledge.
> Since this is a traditionally based study, the aspirant is expected to have
> the minimum requirement of having been initiated into upanayanam and doing
> sandhya vandanam regularly.  A basic knowledge of Sanskrit would be a great
> advantage.
> Interested persons may please contact me by email to take this initiative
> forward.
> Best regards,
> subrahmanian.v

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