[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas

Venkatesh Murthy vmurthy36 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 03:37:48 EDT 2017


On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Sujal Upadhyay via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> continued from earlier email.
 There should be two different discussions. One is if a Brahmin goes abroad
and returns back to India what he must do? Second if Brahmin goes abroad
and does not come back but keeps on staying there what happens? First
question is easier than second. The foreign returned Brahmin can do
Prayaschitta and become acceptable in Brahmin circles. But if he keeps on
going abroad and coming back many times and doing Prayaschitta each time
what is the value of Prayaschitta? He must think about it.

Second question is difficult to answer because our Mathadhipatis have
opened branches abroad. They are allowing Priests to go there. They may
have a plan. Send some priests and after some time they will come back to
India. Then send other priests. After some time they will also come back.
The plan is no priest will stay permanently abroad. They come back and do
Prayaschitta and become pure again. The Matha branch will develop more and
at the same time no Brahmin will become impure permanently. The problem
comes if a Brahmin has become permanently settled in foreign land. I think
even Sringeri Swamijis will agree no Brahmin should permanently live
abroad. He must come back. Because this Bharata Bhoomi is Karma Bhoomi and
Punya Bhoomi. People may criticize India and say it is Third World and full
of corruption. But you cannot Judge a country with thousands of years
history with some hundred years view. Why they are looking at last 700 or
800 years history of Moghals and British? What about thousands of years of
Sanatana history before that? So many Rishis and Adi Sankara lived before
and they made this Land pure.

> ----
> Pranams,
> Here is the talk on Swadeshi Indology conference 2 which has a speech of
> Sri Ravi Shankar Prasad. Dr. Subramanian Swami also gives a keynote.
> https://youtu.be/kvEIBfEnwXM?t=12m
> It is good to listen from the beginning. At 19:19  Ravi Shankar Prasad
> Talks about Original Copy of Indian Constitution.
> Award function - Swadeshi Indology Conference 2 — Closing Session
> https://youtu.be/lkDfIrZy2VY?t=1h2m39s
> From 1:03.30 Disciples of Brahmarshi Sri Mani Dravid Shanstringal's
> disciples are given award.
> Rajiv Malhotra Darshan with Kanchi Shankaracharyas to Discuss Common
> Interests
> https://youtu.be/tNKCTknE59M
> New Video (I have not seen) - The junior Kanchi Acharya, Sri Vijayendra
> Saraswathi, was recently interviewed by Rajiv Malhotra.
> https://youtu.be/tNKCTknE59M
> Beacon of Knowledge, representative and protector of vedic dharma -
> Sringeri Matha has branch in USA and performs shraddha. Sends Pundits from
> it's gurukuls and Brahmarshi Sri Mani Dravid Shanstringal's disciples
> accept award at the hand of Sri Rajiv Malhotra ji. They associate with a
> foreigner. Sri Kanchi Shankaracharya ji and Junior Shankracharya ji also
> appreciate his works nad both exchange books. There are some Brahmins
> present at the meeting. All of these institutions and gentleman are men of
> lofty characters and knowers of dharma.
> Now I am curious to see the response of knowledgeable members.
> There is smile on my face and a little bit of mischief in my heart :D
> Breaking of ghata (symbolizing excommunication and breaking of bond with
> foreign Hindus / Brahmins), no shraddha possible at mleccha land (foreign
> land), Brahmins loosing brahminhood, why can't they (pundits) come back to
> India, why not practice svadharma in Bharat. What is their purpose for
> traveling to Mleccha land ?? economical reasons??
> OM
> ---
> Visit photo gallery:
> http://svbf.org/photo-gallery
> 2007 Gayatri Yagnam (permission denied)
> 2010
> Gayatri Yegnam 2010
> https://plus.google.com/photos/100400990573882988677/
> albums/5938060770403716225?authkey=CLegrqSbi-2h5wE#
> photos/100400990573882988677/albums/5964463794552519873
> Shankara Jayanthi - 2014 - in USA
> https://plus.google.com/photos/100400990573882988677/
> albums/6012292855443787153?banner=pwa&authkey=CJ21ge_Wu-GAtwE
> There is also Maha rudram, but link not accessible
> Videos:
> If someone says, Sringeri Jagadguru is not aware of all these, then please
> have a look at his anugraha bhashyam. Must confess that his vibrations are
> very divine. Filled me with intense joy and my eyes are wet. Since I am in
> office, I stopped watching as joy would have overflowed through tears.
> Sringeri Bharathi Tirtha Swamigal's Anugraha Bhashanam on July 14th 2008
> Sringeri Swamigal's July 14th Anugraha Bhashanam Part 1
> https://youtu.be/IbytUkpNCmI
> Sringeri Swamigal's July 14th Anugraha Bhashanam Part ​2​
> https://youtu.be/RGUzVwheChA
> Anugraha Bhashanam of Acharya Swamigal for Veda Sammelanam at SVBF
> Stroudsburg, PA
> https://youtu.be/w8QFCTa8vc8
> Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzu4DURbvFV4uOnUBWGB8A
> OM
> On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Sujal Upadhyay <sujal.u at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Namaste,
> > I do not know if my emails have reached members inboxes. I think the
> > replies are important as shastras are quoted in favour of travel ban on
> > foreign land. Every time, we look to Sringeri Math as our ideal and
> > appreciate it's work to protect dharma. We consider statements of
> > Shankaracharyas as authentic. They cannot stray away from injunction of
> > shastras. They themselves have opened branches in USA and Canada. Please
> > find my earlier responses.
> >
> > ​<Content Clipped>
> >
> >
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