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

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 10:09:00 CDT 2015

 On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 6:59 PM, Anil Aggarwal via Advaita-l
<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> 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

It is only the British Rule brainwashed all Indians to think beauty is
skin deep and beautiful skin is white skin only. Before that Indians
appreciated beauty by features and not by skin colour. The most famous
beautiful woman was Draupadi. She was dark skinned. She became more
and more beautiful with age. Krishna was the most handsome and he was
also dark skinned. Arjuna was also dark skinned. His father Pandu used
to call him Krishna because he was dark and not fair like his

> A Devotee of the lord
> Anil Aggarwal
> Sent from my iPhone
>> 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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