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AlochanaamR^itaMShakti Lacking in India
I believe that the main cause
of India's weakness is not
nor poverty, nor a lack of spirituality or Dharma, but a
thought-power, the spread of ignorance in the motherland of Knowledge.
EverywhereI see an inability or unwillingness to think
- incapacity of
thought or "thought-phobia"... It is the one who can fathom and learn
the truth of the world by thinking more, searching more, labouring
more, who will gain more Shakti.... Look at Europe.
We, however, are not worshippers of Shakti; we are worshippers of the
easy way... Our civilization has become ossified, our Dharma a bigotry
of externals, our spirituality a faint glimmer of light or a momentary
wave of intoxication. So long as this state of things lasts, any
permanent resurgence of India is impossible.
We have abandoned the Sadhana of
Shakti and so the Shakti has abandoned
us. We practise the yoga of love, but where there is no Knowledge or
Shakti, love does not stay, narrowness and littleness come in.
One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make
available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so
precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music
collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others
for fear of loss.
That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an
indestructible but widely shareable form?
Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those
rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share
the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your
contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.
For starters, I am looking for the following:
pre-1970 concerts by M. Balamurali Krishna
pre-1975 concerts by Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar, M.D.Ramanathan, GNB,
Oleti, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (violin), or their gurus.