Recent Threads etc.

Harsha (Dr. Harsh K. Luthar) hluthar at BRYANT.EDU
Sat Mar 13 23:00:42 CST 1999

Hello to everyone. I have enjoyed some of the threads on this list. There is
certainly much of value here as we have many Sanskrit scholars and people
knowledgeable in the scriptures. However, the recent thread on Sri
Ramankrishna and Swami Vivekananda has led me to the conclusion that this is
not an appropriate list for me. Therefore, I would like to respectfully
request that I be unsubscribed from this list. My best wishes to everyone on
their spiritual path.


Ravisankar Mayavaram wrote:

> namaste
> This thread is taking an acrimonious tone. So I request the
> members to discontinue the thread.
> This list is focussed on advaita vedanta as taught by shrI
> shankara. It is not concerned with what other teachers say in the
> frame work of non-dualism as philosophy.
> Occasional quotes from other teachers like shrI rAmakrishna
> paramahaMsa, shrI ramaNa, and other great ones are welcome. But
> discussing their teachings alone is not the primary purpose of
> this list. For all practical purpose, this list is for discussing
> advaita vedanta as taught by shankara.
> Specific to this thread, I do not find shrI Jaladhar Vyas's views
> on svAmi vivekAnanda offensive. In fact, the follow ups the
> thread were more offensive. What shrI Vyas did was to write his
> view on the contribution of svAmi vivekAnanda to advaita vedanta.
> It may be right or wrong. But I did not find it offensive.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Ravi
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