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AlochanaamR^itaMThe Morality of Boycott
A certain class of minds
shrink from aggressiveness as if it were a sin. Their
temperament forbids them
to feel the delight of battle and they look on what they cannot
something monstrous and sinful... To ask masses of mankind to act as
rise to the height of divine love and practise it in relation to their
adversaries or oppressors is to ignore human nature...Hinduism recognizes
human nature and makes no such impossible demand. To impose on politics the Brahminical
duty of saintly sufferance, is to preach varNasankara, and to
destroy society and the race.
Aggression is unjust only when
unprovoked, violence unrighteous when used wantonly or for unrighteous
is a barren philosophy which applies a mechanical rule to all actions,
a word [non-violence] and tries to fit all human life into
it... Ramdas is not complete
without Shivaji. To maintain justice and
prevent the strong from despoiling and the weak from being oppressed is
function for which the Kshatriya was created. Therefore, says
Srikrishna in the
Mahabharat, God created battle and armour, the sword, the bow and the
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.