Snake in the Rope

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Mar 12 15:59:03 CST 1999

On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Ashish Chandra wrote:

> We must remember that Swami Vivekananda had attempted to find out from a
> host of men and preachers as to whether they had seen God. It was only in
> Ramakrishna Paramhansa, the epitome of a Guru, that he found his answer. Do
> any of us know such a Guru in this day and age ?

Oddly enough I didn't find it very hard to find people who knew God.  But
then again I was looking for people who had seen Hindu Gods whereas
Vivekananda was looking for a 19th century liberal protestant God which
may be a bit harder to come by.

Honestly, I don't know how he got this reputation for being some kind of
expert on Vedanta.  He was a marginal figure, not very well-versed in the
subject.  Whatever utility he has today is in explaining Vedanta to
outsiders and even there I think you can do much better.

No the problem these days is not a lack of information or guides, but a
lack of people who'll _do_ anything with these resources.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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