gifts for Sanskrit teachers

Ravi Chawla rchawla at DELLNET.COM
Fri Jan 28 13:53:57 EST 2000


----- Original Message -----
From: Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at UMICH.EDU>Subject: Re: gifts for Sanskrit
teachers

> "Even if you are incapable of study, be dedicated to carrying out some
> work for me (such as taking the cows to graze? or washing my laundry?).
> Doing even such tasks for me, you will succeed (= I will give you a
> passing grade in this class?)."   Madhav Deshpande

As I understand, the purpose of scriptural studies is not to get passing
grade but to achieve self transformation and self awakening.  Therefore,
Karma yoga ( such as taking teacher's cows to graze,or wash his laundry)  is
one of the paths for people who are incapable of study - due to many
circumstances such as lack of time,  or other reasons.

R.Chawla



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