jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Nov 20 09:38:05 CST 2002
You are right Aniruddhan when you say that Swami
Nischalananda Saraswati has the habit of making
controversial statements in public. I also hate it
when such revered members of the society enter into
political debates. Politics is no longer what it used
to be and silent teaching through personal example
should be resorted to rather than take part in
irrelvant political controversies.
Another thing I wish to say, and which is sure to
attract flak, is that the Sankaracharyas should take
into consideration the present problems being faced by
the masses in leading a vedic life. Times have changed
and being unnecessarily strict on certain rituals will
keep the masses away from religion in its true sense,
that is the realisation of the Self, or God
realisation however you put it.
I guess I am a bit ambiguous in expressing myself, but
I just wanted to be subtle.
--- Aniruddhan <ani at EE.WASHINGTON.EDU> wrote:
> >There is a controversy in Puri too with another
> >contender for the post of Sankaracharya. I don't
> >really know whether it is this same Swami, being
> >referred to in this list, who is creating the
> >controversy here as well. He was arrested in Puri
> >creating religious tensions but was later released
> >the condition that he would never visit Puri again.
> >The local people of Orissa were not fooled but
> >certainly those not associated with the
> >Mutt will be gullible victims.
> This is the same Swami Adhokshajananda. He has been
> disbarred from going
> within a certain distance of the Puri temple and
> peetham and also from using
> the title Shankaracharya (by the Orissa state high
> court). But still
> occasionally the press refers to him as the Puri
> Shankaracharya. If I
> remember right, Swami Nischalananda Saraswati is the
> true Shankaracharya of
> the Puri math. He is also recognised by the other
> Shankaracharyas. I think
> Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has made some
> controversial statements about
> the caste system etc and is not liked by the secular
> parties. Swami
> Adhokshajananda is supported by the non-hindu
> religious organisations.
> Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
> namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam
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