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External Article: Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s?

By Dina Dayala dasa (Dario Knez) – Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s? (http://www.dandavats.com/wp-content/uploads/Dina_Dayala_dasa_-_On_Jiva_Goswami.htm) Introduction Jiva Gosvami (1513-1598) is the youngest of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana [1] who are honoured as genuine representatives of the teachings and faith of Caitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534). All of them, except Jiva Gosvami, were personally inspired, instructed or commissioned by Caitanya. (Kapoor, 1984, 54). It seems that Jiva did not have the privilege to … Continue reading

External Article: Heinrich Himmler: The Nazi Hindu

By Palash Ghosh – Heinrich Himmler: The Nazi Hindu (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/326075/20120410/heinrich-himmler-hinduism-nazi-germany-krishna-aryan.htm) More than 65 years after the fall of the Third Reich, Nazi Germany remains an obsession with millions of people around the world. Adolf Hitler was one of the most prominent historical figures from the 20th century, evoking both disgust and fascination. While other totalitarian regimes from that … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Experiencing Advaita

By Prof. P.K. Krishnan Namboodiri – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Experiencing Advaita (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650795&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) Keeping the tradition alive: Children learning to chant the Vedas at Omkareshwar / Photo by Amey Mansabdar Too little has been said and much has been left out of the unmeasurable vastness of Shankara’s knowledge Sree Shankara was a student of Ananta … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – First of the mutts

By Dnyanesh Jathar – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – First of the mutts (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650715&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) The western post: Adi Shankara’s arrival in Dwaraka, where he set up the first Sharada Peetha (in pic), was apparently during the reign of Nagabhatta / Photo by Janak Bhat Dwaraka: Beliefs and traditions are too strong to be ignored Faith and … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Little history, strong beliefs

By S. Neeraj Krishna – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Little history, strong beliefs  (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650635&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) Myths and realities: The Adi Shankara temple maintained by the Sringeri Mutt in Rameshwaram / Photo by S. Neeraj Krishna Rameshwaram-Srirangam-Kanchi: There is a historical core to Shankara’s travels through some of Tamil Nadu’s holiest towns Kalady-Kanchi 591km Empty boats … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Searching for Shankara

By N. Bhanutej – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Searching for Shankara (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650615&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) Celebrating the sage: Sringeri came into prominence only around the 13th century, when it was patronised by the Vijayanagar kings / Photo by N. Bhanutej Prayaga-Srisailam-Sringeri 2,000km At the peak of the Kodachadri mountain—which rises 1,343m above sea level, just before the Western … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – In the valley of saints

By Tariq Bhat – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – In the valley of saints (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650495&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) The seat of omniscience: The Shankaracharya temple in Srinagar is situated on a 11,000ft hill called Takht-i-Sulaiman / Photo by Imran Nissar Kashmir,  for centuries, has enticed warriors and saints alike. The former invaded it for its unmatched natural beauty. The … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Where it all began

By S. Neeraj Krishna – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – Where it all began (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650095&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761)  Not just another birthplace: A statue of Adi Shankara in the temple in Kalady, where he was born / Photo by Cherian Thomas Kalady: Myths and miracles abound in the stories of Shankara’s childhood It was 101 years ago that the … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – The debate continues

By Kanhaiah Bhelari – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – The debate continues(http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650455&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) Only memories remain: Mahishi’s residents say the debate lasted 22 days. Photo by Paras Nath Mahishi, Bihar: Villagers even today believe their soil is sacred While accepted tradition puts the location of the Shankara-Mandana Mishra debate in modern Bihar, some scholars believe it … Continue reading

External Article: Great Journey – Adi Sankara – The Advaita juggernaut

By Ajay Uprety – The Weekly – Great Journey – Adi Sankara – The Advaita juggernaut (http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?contentId=10650275&programId=1073755753&tabId=13&BV_ID=@@@&categoryId=-169761) Prolific writing: The Adi Shankaracharya temple, outside the main temple at Badrinath. / Photo by Arvind Jain Badri, Puri and Kashi: Shankara established the worship systems of great temples in these holy towns Omkareshwar-Varanasi-Badrinath-Prayaga 3,033km To establish his doctrine of non-dualism, Adi Shankara … Continue reading

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