Sanjay Srivastava sksrivastava68 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 15:53:54 CDT 2006

> I disagree. I don't know how one can learn shAstras from those who
> don't even follow the shAstras. Based on personal experience, these
> organisations enjoin a Christian lifestyle while "studying" the
> shAstras. Ramakrishna mission is practically a Christian mission
> today. Personally, I've found a few good book in some of their centres
> but the swAmijis there don't encourage karmas for sure!
> R.K. Mission is an umbrella organization that supports lot of activities
apart from advaita vedanta (even diametrically opposite traditions viz.
dvaita, and vishistadvaita -- though not as commonly). There is lot of
variance in the quality of teachers. Chances are that if you did some
research, you can find a good teacher there. People in DC area can testify.


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