[Advaita-l] Need information on learning Vedas online

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 04:54:28 CDT 2013

I agree.

Is any senior vaidhika in sringeri or any other place protecting vaidhika
dharma in traditional manner opposed to learning over skype?

On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Aug 2013, Rajaram Venkataramani wrote:
>  RV: What is the reason? As Vedas are sakshat Ishwara and chanting itself
>> is
>> a great upasana, I thought it is highly desirable to learn Vedas more than
>> Sanskrit.
> Recitation (svAdhyAya) is important no doubt but the vedas also have a
> practical use.  They are not just some super bhajan.  In particular
> diligent performance of nitya and naimittika karma is a must for all
> Brahmanas.  Thus knowing the mantras and procedure for that is top priority
> but after that there are other things.
> Today everyone and anyone are claiming vedic this and vedic that.  There
> is so much bad information out there (E.g. this Vidushekhara Bhattacharya
> affair.) and it is less likely ou will be misled by the unscrupulous if you
> are well-informed.  This is a particular concern for those who are isolated
> from the astika community whether insider bharat or outside.
> Also if we are going to be established outside of Vedic cultures
> traditional environment (again in India or outside) we need to build up a
> proper infrastructure to ensure our continued progress.  Too many times
> I've seen people get overenthusiastic, bite off more than they can chew and
> then flame out.  And n particular we who are parents need to be literate so
> we can ensure our children are dharmically literate.
>  The latter is no doubt important to learn especially to access
>> literatures that have not been translated properly or to understand the
>> explanations.
> As you increase your sanskrit knowledge, you will find translations to be
> crutches you can increasingly do without.
> --
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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