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In the noble heroic age of the Aryan people there was not so
shouting and gesticulating, but the endeavour they set in motion lasted
many centuries. The Indian's
endeavour [nowadays] lasts for a day or two.
You say what is needed is emotional excitement, to fill the country
with enthusiasm. We did all that in the political field during the
Swadeshi period; but all we did now lies in the dust....
Therefore I no longer wish to make
emotional excitement, feeling and
mental enthusiasm the base. I want to make a vast and herioc
the foundation of my yoga; in all the activities of the being, of the aadhaar [vessel] based on that
equality, I want a complete, firm and unshakable Shakti; over that
ocean of Shakti I want the vast radiation of the sun of Knowledge and
in that luminous vastness an established ecstasy of infinite love and
bliss and oneness. I do not want tens of thousands of disciples; it
will be enough if I can get as instruments of God a hundred complete
men free from petty egoism. I have no faith in the customary trade of
guru. I do not want to be a guru. What
I want is that a few, awakened
at my touch or at that of another, will
manifest from within, their
sleeping divinity and realise the divine life. It is such men who will
raise this country.
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.