[Advaita-l] shAnkara bhAShya pArAyaNa sattram - Aug 3 - 7, 2013

Swamisarvabhutananda swami.sarvabhutananda at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 05:53:16 CDT 2013

Wishes and love.
Swami Sarvabhutananda .

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On 14-Aug-2013, at 3:08 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

> Namaste
> After a very involved and immaculately conducted program on 'shAnkara
> bhAShya pArAyaNam' for five days, I returned on Wednesday night.  At the
> time of leaving, HH Swami Shankara BhArati ji, of his own accord told me:
> 'the help provided by your friend for this event was immensely useful.'  I
> responded saying that when Swamiji is in Bangalore at a future occasion I
> would request the donor to come and have his darshanam and take his
> blessings.
> I am enclosing a few photos which were taken during this event.  There were
> about 55 persons who participated in the pArAyaNam.  There were three from
> Maharashtra and the rest from Karnataka and Tamilnadu, On the first day at
> 9 AM in the presence of the Swamiji a mahAsankalpaH was conducted by the
> entire group which meant, in essence:  The sweet and profound bhAShya of
> Sri Shankara BhagavatpAda is taken up for pArAyaNam by all of us.  Let His
> grace be on all of us and render us fit persons to engage in
> scripture-ordained duties with shraddhA and bhakti and tread the path of
> mokSha with all sincerity.
> After this the formal shAnti pATha was chanted and each participant engaged
> himself in the allotted bhAShya portion.  The prasthAnatraya bhAShyam
> consisting of the ten Upanishads, the Brahmasutras and the BhagavadgitA was
> distributed to the participants as per their allotted portions.  At 11 AM
> there would be a break for receiving the teertham from the Swamiji and a
> little milk.  After re-assembling at 11.30 the pArayaNam would go up to 1
> pm, breaking for lunch.
> We would reassemble at 3.30 pm for a chintana goShThi (fully in Sanskrit)
> of the pre-announced topics from the bhaShyam.  One senior scholar would
> conduct the 'class' and anyone could participate with
> questions/clarifications.  Eminent Vidwans Sri Swaminathan Sharma,
> R.Krishnamurthy SastrigaL and Sri.Mani Dravid SastrigaL were there to
> conduct these special sessions.  This would go up to 6 pm.  After snacks
> and beverage and later sandhya vandanam we would assemble at the shrine of
> Sri Shankaracharya, a little away, within the campus.  There would be a
> four-veda seva, shAstra-seva where any participants would take up a topic
> of his choice from each of the prasthAnams and make a short presentation
> for about ten minutes, in Sanskrit.  Thus there were twelve speakers over
> the four evenings.  After this would be a purANa seva where verses from the
> purANa would be rendered by one or the other participant, in musical
> style.  After this there would be a sangeeta seva, a rendering of
> devotional compositions.  After mahAmangalArati we would disperse to
> participate in the chandramaulIshwara and srichakra pUja performed by the
> Swamiji with vedic chanting.  The day's program would end with the
> dinner.   During lunch / dinner too there would be short shloka rendering
> by participants invoking the grace of one or the other deity/guru.
> On the last day the participants were given sambhAvanA for their
> participation.
> JapadakaTTe is a lovely place with the Cauvery skirting the kShetra where
> the main deity is Japyeshwara, a Shiva lingam.  The several centuries old
> temple is beautifully renovated and several shrines added.  The Yedathore
> MaTha is owing this and has facility for aspirants who wish to spend time
> there engaging in spiritual practices.
> Participants left with the surcharged emotions looking forward to the next
> year's event.
> regards
> subrahmanian.v
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> On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 1:49 PM, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Namaste
>> The Yedathore Yoganandeswara Saraswati MaTha, K.R.Nagar, Karnataka, is
>> organizing, for the third time in succession, a meet where scholars,
>> sAdhaka-s and students come together to do a disciplined pArAyaNam of the
>> prasthanatraya bhAShya of Sri Shankaracharya. The venue is JapadakaTTe, a
>> place on the banks of the Cauvery, about four hours drive from Bangalore.
>> The details are available with me.  Those who have involved themselves in
>> the study of the bhAShya in the original are welcome to participate.
>> There will also be a 'chintana goShTI' during these days on pre-decided
>> topics from the bhAShyam led by eminent scholars of advaita vedanta.  Those
>> interested may pl. contact me by private email.  Kindly inform others whom
>> you know would be suitable for this unique program.
>> regards
>> subrahmanian.v
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