Snake in the Rope
msrao at MTU.EDU
Fri Mar 12 22:57:31 CST 1999
>From: Jaldhar H. Vyas [SMTP:jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM]
>Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 4:59 PM
>To: ADVAITA-L at TAMU.EDU
>Subject: Re: Snake in the Rope
>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.
>> 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.
Well, Jaldhar, I guess you need to read more about both Sri Ramakrishna
Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda. It is not appropriate to pass comments
without knowing much about them.
>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 braincells.com>
"bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam"
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