[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas
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Wed Oct 11 09:27:32 EDT 2017
There is no requirement to be a Brahmin and male for courses in RS
Vidyapeetha. The first course requires only a SSLC pass or equivalent
certificate. Age 15-18 years. No upper age limit for ladies.
Today young people from India are going for higher studies to USA and other
countries. Similarly interested young people from USA and other countries
can come here and learn Sastras.
They should not bank on learning from second hand sources abroad. It cannot
be a substitute.
On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 6:37 PM, Santosh Rao via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Hare Krishna Sri Bhaksarji and Sri Venkateshji,
> This thought came to my mind in force some time back while I was watching
> some youtube videos on devotee experiences with Bhagavan Sri Kanchi
> Periyava. I was thinking to myself how great it would be if there were some
> english subtitles on these videos so I could understand and share with
> others. There are numerous videos like this, but yet they are only in
> Tamil. Even if I knew perfect Kannada (my mother tongue) I still wouldn't
> be able to watch these videos and benefit properly from their intention.
> Meanwhile however, I can go on youtube right now and see hundreds of videos
> about Prabhupada, or some other new age guru translated into various
> languages, even spanish and french, but most importantly...english.
> Veda adhikara is certainly a factor, but we must also remember that not
> every Hindu living abroad is a Brahmin...there should be some type of way
> to reach these people as well. ISKCON doesn't teach from Shruti, they teach
> from Smriti and Puranas which were meant to be studied by everyone. There
> is a ISKCON temple close to my workplace, I go there sometimes for the food
> ;-).....but it's hard not to notice that many of the attendees are young,
> with quite a few Indians here and there as well. They are enthusiastic,
> because they are aware of what they are doing and why there are doing it
> (even if we concede that they are flawed in many respects). When I go to
> Hindu temple however, the younger Indians seem to just be there because
> they have been dragged there due to family commitments. They've learned
> nothing about their religion from their elders aside from Indian cultural
> norms, other than that they are in the dark. As Sri Venkatesh has said,
> this type of thing may be able to fly in India, since it is the land of
> dharma, but outside of India it will be an eventual death-knell for dharma.
> One of the main reasons I signed up to this list is because many of my long
> standing doubts were dispelled by reading the postings of people like Sri
> Jaldhar and Sri Vidyasankar....they speak in clear, concise english that is
> easy to understand....and they speak from the traditional view which is an
> ocean of refreshment for me. All I'm saying is that I wish there were more
> people like this in the limelight and forefront...it would do all of us
> living outside India a lot of good.
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Bhaskar YR via Advaita-l <
> advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > but they downplay varna and believe in Veda Adhikara for all, etc.
> > praNAms
> > Hare Krishna
> > Veda adhikAra has been denied to non-dvija-s and stree, that is the
> > traditional stand which has the stamp of bhAshyakAra also. And
> > mutts dare not to deviate from this injunction. Other neo-advaitic and
> > other institutions hardly care !!! Few years back I was talking to a very
> > knowledgeable 'vaishya saNyAsi' at kAryAlaya, during the discussion, he
> > made a passing comment that there is no entry as a participant in the
> > vidvat sadas (vAkyArtha sabha) for the sanyasi-s and scholars other than
> > brAhmaNa community !! I don’t know the existing practice with regard to
> > this at traditional mutts. Would like to hear more on this issue.
> > Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> > bhaskar
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