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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Man's Quest and Hinduism Brahmajnana, Yoga and Dharma are the three essentialities of Hinduism; wherever it travels, these three must spread. Shankara's philosophy may compel the homage of the intellectual, Sankhya attract the admiration of the analytical mind, Buddha capture the rationalist in search of a less material synthesis than the modern scientist's continual Annam Brahma [Matter is Supreme], but these are only grandiose intellectualities. The world at large does not live by the pure intellect...

A goal of life, a practice of perfection and a rational, yet binding law of conduct, - these are man's continual quest, and in none of these demands is modern Science able to satisfy humanity. In reply to all such wants Science can only cry, Society and again Society and always Society. But the nature of man knows that Society is not the whole of life. Yajnavalkya's universal dictum stands: a man loves and serves Society for the sake of the Self and not for the sake of Society.

What Science could not provide, India offers
: Brahman for the eternal goal, Yoga for the means of perfection, dharma (swabhava-niyatam karma) for the rational yet binding law of conduct. Therefore, because it has something by which humanity can be satisfied and on which it can found itself, the victory of the Indian mind is assured.

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


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pOtana bhAgavata vasantam - sangIta prasangam (Musical Discourse)

In this webpage, I present excerpts from an excellent 7-day sangIta prasangam by Sri Madugula Nagaphani Sarma at Hyderabad in 2002. My purpose is to introduce its rasa to rasikas. This and other prasangams and gAnams are now available for online purchase at his avadhAna sarasvati website

A Slokam has been posted on the sanskrit mailing list maintained by me:

sa.ngItamapi sAhityaM sarasvatyAH stana-dvayaM
ekam-ApAta-madhuraM anyad-AlOchanAmR^itam

It means, "Music and Literature are the two breasts of Sarasvati, the Mother of Learning. One [like honey] is sweet as we drink it; the other yields more and more nectar as we reflect on it [like an ikShu khaNDa i.e., sugarcane piece].

Well, this sangIta prasangam by Madugula is 14 hours of pure rasa that is both ApAta-madhuram and AlochanAmR^itam!

The entire prasangam's video is available for purchase in 18 VCDs of excellent quality. I extracted the audio out of it all without losing quality and converted it to realaudio and mp3.

Select rm Select mp3 part
play, rm 1 of 18
play, rm 2 of 18

I appeal to rasikas to come forward and monetarily contribute to Sarma gAru's great cause, which is to set up a University for dhAraNa (retention in memory) at Hyderabad. Purchasing his works is one way.



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