[Advaita-l] Fantastic Rudram Chamakam chanting by 21 Priests

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Thu May 4 11:55:27 EDT 2017

Dear Sarmaji,

No one learns phonetic rules before adhyayanam and I wasn't suggesting
that. I don't know for sure, but if I had to make a bet, I would wager that
these 4 pundits have not picked up a single shikShaa or praatishaakhya text
in their lives as well. My only point was and remains that just because
people repeat something together does not mean they were properly trained.
That's all. Beware of youtube recordings or CDs. Any Tom, Dick or Harry can
pick up some recording equipment and put stuff out there.


On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 7:53 PM, D.V.N.Sarma డి.వి.ఎన్.శర్మ via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Dear Ramakrishnan,
> The majority of reciters of veda may not even have heard of the pratisakhya
> phonetic rules.
> If there are any of that category they cannot be more than 1%. Most of them
> learn it by
> teachers mouth and repeat it.That is the ground reality and it is not
> likely to change.
> Even if there is a version which (according to you) is flawless it is
> extremely unlikely that
> everybody can be made to conform to it.The flawless(according to you) and
> the flawed(again
> according to you) versions will continue as separate streams. When it comes
> to vedic recitation
> the aural imprint made in the brain of the student by the teacher is very
> difficult to erase.
> regards,
> Sarma.

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