Practical Vedanta

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian ramakris at EROLS.COM
Sat May 8 17:26:50 CDT 1999

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian <ramakris at EROLS.COM> wrote:

> mmsudan <mmsudan at BOL.NET.IN> wrote:
>>In view of responses I think I need to explain context of some of
>>i.e Practical Vedanta,materialism and consumerism etc. I have used
>>What I mean by Practical Vedanta is those basic  principles of
>>Vedanta which needs to be applied by all persons, irrespective of
>>position, in their daily life.
>There is nothing called practical vedAnta or theoretical vedAnta.
>vedAnta is just vedAnta and  requires no other adjectives. Some
>may refer to just reading books as theoretical vedAnta, but it's a
>misnomer because they don't understand what vedAnta means. Just
>reading books is not vedAnta in the first place. Calling various
>things as "practical vedAnta" has been perpetuated largely by
>ignoramuses. This is mainly the case with the "web-gurus", namely the

BTW, I should have been a little bit more clear. I presume that you
used the term "practical vedanta" after reading a certain class of
literature I had in mind. I was referring to those people as the


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