RES: [Advaita-l] RE: Questions

Karen Hansen bipola at
Tue Apr 20 14:06:27 CDT 2004

We have a local Ramakrishna- Vivekananda Vedanta Society here, and I plan
to ask the Swami if he can teach me how to meditate and how to advance in
my spiritual life as an Advaitan. You might not have the same advantage,
but it is my understanding that beginners must begin from where they are.
Your questions are valid, and deserve discernible answers. How does an
Advaitan live? That is a very good question.

> [Original Message]
> From: Martone <martone at>
> To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta
<advaita-l at>
> Date: 4/20/2004 1:20:24 PM
> Subject: RES: [Advaita-l] RE: Questions
> Hello all
> Thank you very much for the answers, all those who answered me
> sounded strange to me that  most of the answers to my questions remained
> the discussion about the Sankara Jayanti Day..
> I really would like to learn from you the different ways each one lives as
> an advaitin or a student of advaita..I believe it is not a "conceptual"
> discussion, I believe it is very real and alive condition.
> Thank you and understand my questions as an atempt to learn and see how to
> live Advaita teachings.
> Thank you
> Cecilia
> -----Mensagem original-----
> De: advaita-l-bounces at
> [mailto:advaita-l-bounces at]Em nome de
> Vidyasankar Sundaresan
> Enviada em: terça-feira, 20 de abril de 2004 15:10
> Para: advaita-l at
> Assunto: [Advaita-l] RE: Questions
> venkata subramaniam wrote:
> >i am not sure of the date of the Magazine, but i remember having studied
> >one Shankara Kripa ( a magazine that was once published by Vani Vilas
> >Press, Srirangam) that, it was H.H.The Sringeri Jagadguru Sri
> >Shiva Abhinava Bharathi Swami who ordained that the celebration for 5
> >from Vaishaka Amavasya to Panchami of Sri Shankara Jayanthi.  It is
> >followed in spirit even today.
> >
> Yes, the date for Sankara Jayanti is as determined by Sri Saccidananda
> Sivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Swami of Sringeri. At the beginning of the
> 20th century, the exact location of Kaladi was largely unknown and the
> of Adi Sankara's birth was also unknown. Conflicting details were found in
> the various Sankaravijaya texts. So the Acharya resorted to the kaTapayAdi
> saMkhyA scheme and applied it to the name Sankara. Accordingly, the
> obtained are 5, 1 and 2. Hence, he decided that the fifth day (pancamI) of
> the first fortnight (Sukla paksha) of the second month (vaiSakha) should
> observed as the Sankara Jayanti day.
> Vidyasankar
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