[Advaita-l] Need information on learning Vedas online

Ajit Krishnan ajit.krishnan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 02:02:03 CDT 2013

Dear Sri Sriram,


Samskrita Bharati is *not* trying to push for the "universalization of the
usage of 'bhavan'". From my perspective, this is fact. If you disagree, I'd
love to see some proof.

The problem is that Samskrita Bharati generally teaches in an informal
manner. Students often have limited motivation to study and improve. Many
don't put in much effort and don't progress very far. Thus, they languish
at an introductory level. Also, in "public" events, even knowledgeable
speakers often restrict themselves to "easy to understand" prayogas to try
and accommodate all listeners.

These same speakers use more "standard / prauDha" prayogas as well. In
fact, that is what they prefer. I suspect that many of you just haven't had
the opportunity to hear it.

[ This will be my last post on this topic to this forum. ]



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Venkata sriram P
<venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>wrote:

> Dear Bharadwaj Garu,
> //////////
> The second is their push for universalization of the usage of 'bhavan' (in
> place of tvam) merely merely merely for convenience's sake. Bhavan is usued
> for very special purposes in Sanskrit. Usage of tvam is more common and
> recommended. There is not even a discussion on why tvam was preferred in
> usage in the original!!
> One more : they prefer to do away with the dual number in conversation.
> They stick to, like the other languages, the singular and the plural usage
> ///
> The above observation of yours is correct.
> Even my sanskrit acharya Dr.Vedantam Anjaneya Kumara Swamy Garu too
> observed the same.
> However, the "dream" of Sri Chamu Ji is to replicate the village Mattur
> across the country.  And we must appreciate his zeal, enthusiasm and his
> hard work which we are unable to do.
> This was actually the dream of Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni to make Sanskrit
> as National Language of India.  He proposed this in the Indian National
> Congress Meeting which was held at Belgaum in 30s.  He compiled an Indian
> Constitution called "sAmrAjya nibandhanaM" which was approved by Sri
> Aurobindo Ghosh, Mother, Madan Mohan Malaviya Ji.  Surprisingly, Dr.BR
> Ambedkar too approved this.
> Unfortunately, it was the ulterior motives of "so-called mahatma" gandhi
> who didn't approve the sanskrit and voted for Hindi.  There was negative
> voices who supported this in Parliament which resulted in watering down of
> Ganapati Muni's vision.
> Ultimately, he had to resign the Congress once for all.
> Had sanskrit been made the National Language, things in India would have
> been different which could have boosted the bondage and unity among indians.
> sriram
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