Guru Poornima or Vyaasa poornima

Vivek Anand Ganesan v_ganesan at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jul 11 16:02:58 CDT 2000

Hello all :
--- ShrImati Vidyaranya wrote:
> shishya. The
> diksha can also be a "sparsha diksha" - by his touch of
> hand or feet,

  This is most interesting!  I remember reading about a
similar episode in the life of Swami Vivekananda.  In that,
ShrI Ramakrishna took Vivekananda to Samadhi by pressing
on the left side of his chest.  Is such a means of diksha
substantiated anywhere?  What is the significance of the
left side of ones chest?  Is that why the sacred thread is
also worn on the left shoulder passing the left side of

Thanks in advance,


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