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AlochanaamR^itaMMan's Quest and HinduismBrahmajnana, Yoga
and Dharma are the three essentialities of Hinduism; wherever it
travels, these three must
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
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
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
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
avadhAna sarasvati website
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.
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.