[Advaita-l] Chanting Gayatri overseas

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 08:54:19 EDT 2017


I too understand what you say. We all understand.
I too have greatly benefited from this list, but this is one topic pinches
I cant just quote that shastras say this and that and then also appreciate
the work done by western Hindus. This is hypocrisy. Every time quoting
shastras is not going to work. If we stretch too much, then we would not be
in a position to apply shastras in our practical life. 100 % cannot be
applied. Too much compliance will result into increase in resistance of
masses, it will result in alienation by those who are practicing it. Also
we cannot disregard shastras.

That is why I have said when Sringeri Matha takes some steps like
establishing matha in USA and Canada, they must have a strong reason for it.

Without piling up layers any further, my simple question is what is the way


On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 6:13 PM, Santosh Rao via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> I understand, I myself have emailed Sri Jaldhar directly with personal
> questions because I value his opinions greatly. For the past 3 years this
> list has been one of my "go to's" for shastric knowledge. But the fact that
> I have to come to the obscure ends of the internet in order to read
> traditional views and discussions regarding vedanta is demonstrative about
> what I am saying.
> I don't particularly favor the view that duties like SV and chanting
> Gayatri should be forsaken overseas, but at the same time I don't find the
> excuses made for disregarding clear statements in shruti very satisfying.
> I'm sorry if I offended anyone, it wasn't my intention
> Namaskara,
> Santosh

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