[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 127, Issue 23

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 10:02:19 CST 2015

I think the discussion is very particularly how to revive dying Shakhas.
The example of Kanchi Math reviving Atharvana Saunakeeya Shakha is known to
us. But what about other Maths? They can also revive other dying Shakhas.

Yes many Mathas are doing very good work for Vaidikas in some Shakhas.
Taittireeya Shakha and such populous Shakhas have a bright future.

After Kanchi Math took the bold step to revive Atharvana Shakha, many
people are now coming forward to learn it to make it grow. In Tirupati and
Bengaluru also some people are picking up. In these matters of grave
consequence a good leadership is required to be provided by Maths.
Individual persons have limited ability. They must learn Sva shakha but how
can they worry about some other dying Shakhas?

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:52 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > Now things are very different. There is no financial support from Kings.
> > Except for big cities the boy following Vaidika profession will earn very
> > small income. Who will play King's role? It should be the religious Maths
> > with good financial condition. Some Mathadhipatis are respected like
> Kings
> > and are wearing crowns like Kings. Then they should also support a large
> > number of Brahmins like olden day kings. They should support Vedic
> > education and revive dying Vedic Shakhas.
> >
> But what do you think various Maths are doing about vaidika learning? I
> don't think you have any idea of the number of vaidika-s being supported
> financially and in other ways by the numerous Maths today.
> The problem remains what Sri Ajit had outlined. People who should be
> following the vaidika professions and getting the requisite studies for it
> are not willing to do it. And that includes people like you and me, does
> it not? When there are not enough people coming forth to do it, to whom
> will the Maths give financial support?
> Vidyasankar



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