introduction and a question

Maheswaran Nair swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM
Thu Dec 18 12:21:34 EST 2003


I would like to know more about Sri Atmananda (Krsna Menon).Though I am here in Trivandrum I have no connection with anyone knowing him.
Thanks in advance.
K.Maheswaran Nair
University of Kerala
Trivandrum

----- Original Message -----
From: Alfred Collins <acollins at GCI.NET>
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: introduction and a question

> Re the Zen reference, Yes, I think I was confabulating Chinese and
> Indian texts, perhaps because the liminal feeling is similar.  My
> interest is in this very special moment on the verge, which seems
> to open the possibility of an enlightenment that endures in life,
> which of course is fundamental in Zen.  I think this is imagined
> in the Vrindavan world, and what Sri Atmananda (Krsna Menon)
> called "the world between the guru and disciple," (his Malayalam
> Radhamadhavam): a third realm distinct from ordinary life and
> moksa.  I talked about this at Madison this year in connection to
> psychoanalysis, but left out the poem I am now searching for,
> obviously!  My main text was the Samkhya Karika where prakrti says
> to purusa "nasmi naham na me."  More on this at my website
> braindance.us, see the East-West Psychology page.
>
> Al Collins
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: jkirk <jkirk at SPRO.NET>
> Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 7:27 am
> Subject: Re: introduction and a question
>
> > Posted by Joanna Kirkpatrick
> >
> > Perhaps you are thinking of the famous death poems of Zen monks
> > and other
> > poets in Japan? Like Saigyo's death poem, written perhaps a decade
> > earlieraccording to La Fleur, 2003 (his translation):
> >
> > Let it be in spring
> > and under the cherry blossoms that
> > I die, while the moon
> > is perfect at midmonth, like
> > it was for his peaceful passing. (refers to the Buddha, of course)
> >
> > =========
> >
> > > Yes, thank you, that is certainly the sort of poem I remembered.
> > I don't
> > think it is the same one, but of the same genre. Thanks again,
> > >
> > > Al Collins
> > >
> >
>



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