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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Yoga and the West It is becoming imperatively necessary that Indian knowledge should reveal in the Western way its scientific foundations. For if we do not do it ourselves, the Europeans will do it for us and do it badly, discrediting the knowledge in the process.
For this society of European and European-led inquirers [Max-Mueller, Theosophists etc.] arose from an impulse on which the Time-Spirit itself insists; their object, vaguely grasped at by them, was at bottom the systematic coordination, explanation and practice of Oriental religion and Oriental mental and spiritual discipline.
Unfortunately, as always happens to a great effort in unfit hands, it stumbled at the outset and went into strange paths.
...
A vain attempt to thrust in modern physical science into the explanation of psychical movements, - to explain
  for instance pranayam in the terms of oxygen and hydrogen! ... to make a hopeless amalgam and jumble of science, religion and philosophy all expressed in the terms of the imagination - this has been the scientific method of Theosophy. The result is that it lays its hands on truth and muddles it so badly that it comes out to the world as an untruth. And there now abound other misstatements of Indian truth, less elaborate but almost as wild and wide as Theosophy's.


From this growing confusion we must deliver the future of humanity.

- Sri Aurobindo (The Psychology of Yoga, from his notebook of 1911).


Contents

sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
Telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu hari kathalu sAhityaM toli velugulu
Miscellaneous Articles telugu Recipes Sanskrit digvijayii bhaarata (blog) padya kaumudI (blog)

Saastriiya sa.ngItaM

karNATaka sa.ngItaM
karNATaka sa.ngItaM - Visitor Contributions (NEW! Emani Sankara Sastri concert in Uzbekistan)
tyaagaraaja Kritis Archive
tyaagaraaja kritis
tyaagaraaja utsava sa.mpradaaya kiirtanas
Annamacharya kritis
Sadasiva Brahmendra kritis
Jayadeva aShTapadis
Hindustaanii sangItam

lalita sa.ngItaM

lalita, jAnapada gItAlu
Bhagavad Gita by Ghantasala
Some telugu Film Songs
Bhajans, kirtanas sung by Sri Satya Sai Baba
NEW! Tanguturi Suryakumari private songs including her famous 'mA telugu talliki'

toli telugu velugulu (audio)

The Earliest Recorded telugu Song and Drama by stalwart artists of the 1920s and before.

telugu sAhityaM (audio)

kavitA paThanaM, gaanaM
- prahlAda charitaM: sAhitya prasangam
- rAmAyaNa kalpavR^ikSham: sAhitI prasangam.
NEW! nATakIya padya gaanam by Sri Gummadi Gopalakrishna.
naaTikalu

purANAlu in telugu (audio)

NEW! A dedicated section for purANAlu by renowned vaktas.

uShaSrI purANAlu
- rAmAyaNam: The Heart of India
- mahAbhAratam: The Mind of India
- bhAgavatam: The Soul of India
bhAgavata vasantam (7-day sangIta prasangam) - Madugula Nagaphani Sarma
NEW! hari kathalu

pravachanAlu (Discourses) in telugu (audio)

Swami Sundara Chaitanyananda
vidyA prakASAnanda Giri
- yoga vAsiShTham or vasiShTha gIta
- gIta yaj~nam - Discourse on the entire Bhagavad Gita

NEW! Speech by 'chaaNakya' in the Hindi TV serial Chanakya.

Articles

Sai's Collection of Sri Aurobindo works and links
bhavAnI bhAratI: Sri Aurobindo's Sanskrit poem on Mother India.
NEW! A series of articles/speeches by Aurobindo on Indian Politics and Nationalism
- The Bourgeois and the Samurai
Why marry? Conversation between Suka and Janaka.
NEW! paaNi grahaNam, a downloadable telugu book explaining in detail the meaning of the Hindu/Vedic marriage ritual.
Kamsa's Strategy: How to extinguish the hope of deliverance in People
Sri Krishna to Uddhava on Lust vs. Love
What is Dharma? Sri Krishna's musings
A Yogi's Letter to his Wife

Samskritam

Sanskrit Documents Website co-hosted on this web server.
gIrvANI (Spoken sanskrit in audio)
- NEW! Speeches by Samskrita Bharati Co-founder, Sri Chamu Krishna Sastri
vivAha prakaraNam (The Hindu marriage mantras in audio)
Udyogaparvam of Mahabharata - Sanskrit Slokas with word-to-word meanings
Mailing list for Sanskrit discussions run by me. Current highlights include Udyogaparvam being posted as dhArA vAhikam with meanings by Vikram Santurkar every other day.
The Sanskrit mailing list archives are publicly available for browsing.
umA Sahasram, a sanskrit stotra kaavyam, now online - 1000 verses encoded by 30 volunteers in 9 days (devi navaraatri 2006).

Miscellaneous

digvijayii bhaarata: Our blog on Practical Spirituality Initiatives for the Aspiring Achiever
padya kaumudI: Our blog on telugu/samskR^ita padya kavita
telugu Cuisine - Our Household Recipes

Useful Links

Monier-Williams Online Sanskrit-English Dictionary


- Sarada and Sai Susarla (sai.susarla@gmail.com)