[Advaita-l] Structured approach in studying Advaita
annasmurthy at sify.com
Sat May 28 08:24:04 CDT 2011
>From : H.N.Sreenivasa Murthy
Pranams to all.
Dear Sri Venkata Sriram,
What Sri Shyamji has stated is 100% correct.
To know Vedanta Sastra Knowledge of Sanskrit is absolutely essential
because the goal of the learner is to become a mantravit or a pandit.
For one whose goal is to become Atmavit knowledge of Sanskrit is not
at all required.The Truth about one's TRUE NATURE /ATMAN can be conveyed in
one's own mother tongue . What is required is the presence and guidance of a
kaunaguru who has realized or knows what he is teaching. Finally Atman is
not in books or in Sanskrit language. It is within you and is prior to the
formulation of doctrines.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A KNOWER OF SHASTRA
DO YOU WANT TO BE A KNOWER OF ATMAN?
The choice is left to the person.
With respectful namaskarams,
On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:
> Dear Shyamji,
> I beg to disagree with the statement below:
> If the goal is to become a teacher, or a well-versed scholar, or
> perhaps enjoy reading rare texts of Masters which have yet to be translated
> or even enjoy the beauty of the original prose - it is certainly useful, but
> if self-knowledge is the only goal for study - as it
> should be - I dont see any need whatsoever for a thorough study of Sanskrit
> IMHO, the lack of sanskrit knowledge is always a handicap.
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