[INDOLOGY] Fwd: letter of vedanta seminar

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 20:37:29 UTC 2015

Thanks, Matthew and Nagaraj. The present tense verb "is" in the sentence,
"However, this great Indian tradition is on the wane due to some selfish,
reprobate and untruthful preceptors," does make it sound like the reference
could be to contemporary preceptors. If, however, the Sanskrit announcement
letter is the original one and the English letter is only its translation,
then we do indeed have the past tense verb āsīt, "was," in this sentence.
In that case, and without further clarification from the Rāṣṭriya-Saṃskṛ
ta-Saṃsthānam, we would have to assume that they mean by "some selfish,
reprobate and untruthful preceptors" those such as the Buddha, whose
followers Śaṅkarācārya is depicted as defeating.

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 12:01 PM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>

> There seems to be a tense-related mistake in the first line of the
> paragraph. In fact there are many other such problems with the English in
> the announcement. It may make sense if it is corrected as follows:
> "However, this great Indian tradition* was *on the wane due to some
> selfish,
> reprobate and untruthful preceptors. This situation  provided a perfect
> launch pad for the divine manifested disciple of Sree Govinda Bhagavatpada,
> the peerless seer, Srimad Adi Sankaracharya, who restored the sanctity
> of this great Indian tradition through his teachings of Advaita Philosophy
> – Monism or Non-Dualism to bring out the real radiance of Truth of Atman "
> ---- N
> --
> Nagaraj Paturi
> Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
> Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies
> FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
> (Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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