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AlochanaamR^itaMTapasya, Jnaanam and ShaktiIndians! it
is the spirituality
of India, the Sadhana of India - tapasya,
jnanam, sakti - that
must make us free and great. And these great things of the East
ill-rendered by their inferior English equivalents - discipline,
philosophy, strength. Tapasya is more than discipline; it is the
materialisation in ourselves by spiritual means of the divine energy
creative, preservative and destructive.
philosophy, it is the inspired and
direct knowledge which comes of what our ancients called drsti spiritual
sight. Sakti is more than strength, it is the universal
energy which moves the stars, made individual.
It is the East that must
conquer in India's uprising. It is the Yogin who must stand behind the
political leader or manifest within him; Ramadas must be born in one
body with Shivaji, The divorce of intellect
and spirit, strength and purity may help a European revolution, but by
a European strength we shall not conquer.
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.