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[Meditation Society of America] Meditation Society of America Re: Swami Dayanand

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    ... ... Gregory ... and ... about ... morning ... Upanishads, ... one! ... to ... don t ... G: indeed clarification is always a
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 28, 2003
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce
      Morgen <editor@j...> wrote:
      >
      > On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 18:02:26 -0000 "G"
      <crystalkundalini@h...>
      > writes:
      > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com,
      Gregory
      > > Goode <goode@d...> wrote:
      > > > <html><body>
      > > > Hi Bobby,
      > > >
      > > > I have a modest collection of Swami Dyananda's written
      and
      > > recorded works. And I read this interview when it was first
      > > published. Nowhere in this interview or in any of Swami
      > > Dyananda's teachings that I'm familiar with does he talk
      about
      > > the Yoga Sutra. Or Patanjali, as I can recall.
      > > >
      > > > The Vyasa he refers to in this interview is the figure often
      > > called
      > > "Veda Vyasa," the one to whom the original Vedas have been
      > > attributed. Rgveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, and Samaveda.
      > > Vedantic study treats of these to some extent, but mostly the
      > > Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahma Sutra. The
      > > work that Swami Dyananda mentioned teaching every
      morning
      > > is the Mandukya Upanishad, often thought to be the most
      > > sophisticated presentation of advaita among the
      Upanishads,
      > > and the only one that can make sense without relying on
      > > religious faith. It's a very great book, in fact I had it on my
      > > altar
      > > years ago when I was looking for a guru and couldn't find
      one!
      > > All the other Upanishads use the notion of a creator or deity
      to
      > > some extent.
      > > >
      > > > Hari OM!
      > > >
      > > > --Greg
      > >
      > > G: while religious faith and writings are wonderful they
      don't
      > > take the place of Experience, which takes one from faith and
      > > hope with concepts to Knowing Absolutely and thereby no
      > > longer clinging to faith and concept........
      > >
      > Amen, without reservation!
      >
      > I also agree with Bobby
      > that Gregji's contributions
      > comprise "a valuable
      > resource" that quite often
      > clarifies and/or corrects
      > the utterances of whose
      > reading lacks comparable
      > breadth and multi-cultural
      > perspective.
      >

      G: indeed clarification is always a benefit.......
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