[Advaita-l] Fwd: {भारतीयविद्वत्परिषत्} Swami Dayanand Saraswati (of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam) leaves his body

Anil Aggarwal aaggarwal at wi.rr.com
Fri Sep 25 08:29:56 CDT 2015

Mr Santosh,
I am sorry to say despite being a vedantin you do not seem to see below skin deep and still see as individuals and try to tarnish a great Mahatama. Raise your on thinking away from petty things you are Brahman nothing else
A Devotee of the lord
Anil Aggarwal

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> On Sep 25, 2015, at 8:11 AM, Santosh Rao via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Perhaps I am, but I'm just being realistic.
> Corruption should be dealt with, but not for the sake of accomodating
> foreigners over the native population. I only based my comment on the tone
> of Mr. Knapps recollection and the fact that he is one of these "new age"
> type writers that I am leery of to begin with. No offense intended, my
> apologies. I dont want to tarnish the memory of swamiji with these kind of
> things.
> Namsakra,
> Santosh
> On Sep 25, 2015 8:59 AM, "Abhyudaya Mandal" <abhyudayamandal at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I think that Mr. Santosh is unnecessarily accusing Mr. Knapp. It would
>> have been more appropriate if he has stood at the end of the line, but the
>> fact that he did not probably does not have anything to do with the color
>> of his skin. Many Indians pay the pandas at the Jagganath Temple in Puri to
>> cut infront and quickly get darshan. The same thing occurs in the Kashi
>> Vishvanatha Temple in Varanasi. It is simply the brokenness and corruption
>> in the temple administration. Given the fact that Mr. Knapp was refused
>> entry in the temple to begin with, I think that he would have been thankful
>> even if he had to stand in line like the rest of the devotees.
>> If anything should be criticized, it should be: 1) the fact that some
>> temples still don't allow white-skinned people to enter, and 2) the
>> corruption among the priests and pandas that they accept money and
>> recommendations.
>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Santosh Rao via Advaita-l <
>> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>> Yeah I'm not comfortable with this. Mr knapp should have thanked them for
>>> their understanding and got to the back of the line. Unfortunately many
>>> white people are just used to having privileges that others do not, he
>>> obviously thought there was nothing wrong with this.
>>> Namskara,
>>> Santosh
>>> On Sep 25, 2015 12:21 AM, "Jaldhar H. Vyas via Advaita-l" <
>>> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
>>>> Of all the accomplishments of Swamiji one could have mentioned, this one
>>>> doesn't exactly show him in a good light.
>>>>> written by Shri Nandanandana Das (Stephen Knapp):
>>>>> He was greatly influential, and was well-known all across India. In
>>> fact,
>>>>> he had written and signed a l

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