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AlochanaamR^itaMVivekananda to an Agnostic
Swami Vivekananda responding to a famous American agnostic
Robert Ingersoll who said to him, "religion is of no use. Why bother
our heads about other worlds?":
"...You think it is enough to live and eat and drink and have a little
scientific knowledge, but you have no right to say that will suit all
tastes... Such a conception is nothing to me. If I had only to learn how an apple falls
to the ground, or how an electric current shakes my nerves, I would
commit suicide. I want to understand the heart of things, the
very kernel itself. Your study is the manifestation of life, mine is
the life itself".
"My philosophy says you must know that and drive out from your mind all
thoughts of heaven and hell and all other superstitions, even though
they exist in the same sense that this world exists. I must know the
heart of this life, its very essence, what it is, not only how it works
and what are its manifestations. I
want to know the why of everything, I leave the how to children."
- Swami Vivekananda (The Gift Unopened by Eleanor Stark,
Sri Nagaraj Tanguturu has kindly provided the following information about obtaining the pravachanams
in this page.
If you do like, please try to purchase these from
the source so that you will be contributing to the noble cause (Sri Ayyappa
Temple). Here are the contact details so that you can order whole lot of MP3
cd's. Also another set you can get is from Hyd. I am giving both here.
BramhaSri Malladi Chandra Sekhara Satri gave excellent talks on Bhagavatam,
Ramayanam, Mahabharatam and Kartika Puranam at Sankara Matt, Hyderabad. He
was their Asthana Kavi and retired at the age of 70 (after 50 years of
excellent service to community by doing research and conveying the
information in the form of Pravachanamulu). Each purana is for 9 days
spanning 10+ hours of talk. Also Sankara Mutt made it very economical.
Each CD with 10+ hours of MP3 cost only 100 rupees. (These talks came to
my life as God Given gift to me, when I visited India).
You can get them from SR communications, contact them at:
242 TRT Colony Vidya Nagar Hyderabad - 500044
If you do get Kartika Puranam, please let me know.
Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao gaaru gave excellent Pravachanams on
All above set comes in around 45 discourses in MP3 CD's from Sri Ayyappa
Swamy Temple, Bhanu gudi junction, Kakinada.
Contact person: Sri Purushottam.
Please let me know where you are and any other pravachanams you do have.