Snake in the Rope

Ravisankar Mayavaram msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Fri Mar 12 19:04:09 CST 1999

This mail was sent by Jay (Vivekananda Centre). I tried to bounce
it Advaita-l with the hope that it will preserve its his header.
In fact it did in a test I performed. But when the List got it,
it some how made me the author. I am sorry for the confusion.

>From now onwards  I will use the simple foward, instead of bounce

BTW I am forwarding Jay's mail because, his mailtool sends HTML
formatted mail by default.


Jay wrote:

> Namaste and pranams
> -
> Sri Jaladhariji send following to the list:
> 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 ?
> Jaladhariji wrote:-
> 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>
> Our humble contribution to such masterful posting: -
> We think the whole list is surely amazed and should applaud the masterful
> analysis Sri Jaladharji has shown in explaining away Sri Ramakrishna and
> Swami Vivekananda.
> Why do we waste time with such marginal characters? We have such masterful
> exponents of Adviata on the list. The list members may wonder if we should
> perhaps even bother with Sri Shankara - he goes so far back in History!
> Maybe we should request Sri Jaladharji to be our guide. He has assured us
> there is no lack of guides he is just bothered that there are not enough
> followers.
> jay
> Vivekananda Centre London
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