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#3144 - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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  • Jerry Katz
    #3144 - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights ... File this under Hey, what s time
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 2008
      #3144 - Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - Editor: Jerry Katz

      File this under "Hey, what's time anyway?"
      On June 3, 2001, the following was forwarded to Nonduality Salon
      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: Form posted from Microsoft Internet Explorer.
      Date: 3 Jun 2001 12:14:42 -0700
      From: "Vamadeva Gautam" <drom@...>
      To: <umbada@...>

      Search for Sri Anirvan
      Searching for Sri Anirvan on web came to this site; found Sri
      Shunyata was visited by Sri Anirvan. One had many contacts with
      people influenced by Sri Anirvan, at Calcutta; have read much by him
      since 1976, thought about him even more.
      Is anyone familiar with Gauri Dharmapal of Calcutta? She was a close
      'disciple' or 'daughter of the soul' of Sri Anirvan. The Aurobindo
      devotees may also recognize him as the translator into Bengali of THE
      LIFE DIVINE, an translation approved by Sri Aurobindo himself.
      Please, Dharma Friends, please let me know of anyone who is
      interested in Sri Anirvan's life and thoughts, or who have been in
      contact with him. Ask your Indian friends as well, especially those
      from Bengal born before 1960. Please beg those Bengalis to link up
      with their relatives in Bengal, as these latter might be the best
      repository. I am quite desperate to link up with anyone very much
      immersed in Sri Anirvan. Please help.
      vamadeva gautam
      On April 21, 2008, nearly 7 years later, a reply has been received.
      I deleted the sender's name and other statements that might identify the sender:

      For your kind information, Prof. Gauri Dharmapal of Calcutta was
      neither the disciple nor 'daughter of the soul' of Sri Anirvan - she
      was simply a student and admirer of his! And this applies to her
      husband Mr. Gautam Dharmapal also. By the way, I'm translating many
      of Sri Anirvan's shorter Bengali works and his letters into English.
      If felt the need of, we can form an online forum for discussing and
      reflecting upon the works of Sri Anirvan and putting more and more of
      his works into the hands of the world through English translations. I
      can share plenty of information about Sri Anirvan. 

      More after hearing from you.

      Till then, "live luminously", as Sri Anirvan always used to say.

      Best wishes,

      Let us see if the person from 2001 is still around. I'll keep you posted.
      If anyone else is interested in Sudipta Munsi's proposal, I'll forward your email.
      The following describes a book of Sri Anirvan's collected English writings:
      Buddhiyoga Of the Gita And Other Essays
      Sri Anirvan wrote almost exclusively in Bengali and only occasionally in English. This is a collection of all his English writings except his letters which he wrote to his Western and non-Bengali friends and disciples.

      The present volume contains nine essays, the first on Buddhiyoga being the most considerable. In these essays, Sri Anirvan covers a wide area and touches upon most of the salient points of Hindu spirituality, direct and indirectly. He roams through the vast territory of Hindu philosophical and theosophical thought with ease and familiarity. He combines scholarship and sadhana supported by an intellect which is analytical as well as synthetic. Beginning with the Rig veda, Sri Anirvan shows how to every Vedic concept or image there is Puranic or Tantric equivalent, how the same truths are found in Buddhism, and how they are celebrated by medieval saints. He shows inner links in the truths of different spiritual traditions and sadhanas and relates them to the deeper life of the soul. India would rise through the rise of the great Hindu culture and the soul of Hinduism is the life of the spirit. Sri Anirvan has shown the unity and profundity of this culture and, to that extent, has become a leader of the Hindy
      There's another book:
      To Live Within
      by Sri Anirvan (Author), Lizelle Reymond (Author), Jacob Needleman (Introduction)
      Book Description
      Originally published in France in 1969 and in America in 1972 and again in 1995, To Live Within is a thoughtful, beautifully written record of Lizelle Reymond’s five years spent in a hermitage in Northern India. Reymond studied with guide and mentor Shri Anirvan, a master of the ancient Samkhya tradition. As presented to Reymond, Samkhya is a source teaching previously unknown in the West and universally relevant regardless of one’s tradition or cultural background. Anirvan’s teachings of this discipline centered on the concentrated purity of silence that nourishes the Self, allowing his pupil to achieve an unfettered understanding of her life and achieve an inner awakening. In five parts, the book covers Reymond’s life in the Himalayan hermitage; lessons for a spiritual life; facing reality; rambling thoughts; and mystic poetry of the Bauls. This new edition contains two additional chapters drawn from Reymond's lifelong correspondence with Shri Anirvan after the retreat.
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