Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry: Sanskrit Speeches and Poetry (audio)

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AlOchanaamR^itaM

AlochanaamR^itaM Charity and altruism are often essentially egoistic in their immediate motive. They are stirred by the discomfort of the sight of suffering to the nervous system or by the pleasurableness of others' appreciation of our kindliness or by the egoistic self-appreciation of our own benevolence or by the need of indulgence in sympathy. There are philanthropists who would be troubled if the poor were not always with us, for they would then have no field for their charity...

Nor is detailed sympathy and alleviation of particular sufferings the only help that can be given to men. To cut down branches of a man's tree of suffering is good, but they grow again; to aid him to remove its roots is still more divine helpfulness.

- Sri Aurobindo (January 1915, India's Rebirth pp. 112)


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Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan is the apex organization of the Govt of India to oversee the development and promotion of the Sanskrit language all over the country. The organization oversees all government-sponsored sanskrit learning activities in India. Maananiiya Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry is its former Vice Chancellor ('kulapati'). Sri Kutumba Sastry is a highly acclaimed scholar in the sanskrit language and literature with decades of experience in teaching Sanskrit to advanced students in several Indian universities.

On this webpage, we present some of his speeches and poetry. We are grateful to Sri Kutumba Sastry gaaru for giving us the permission to publish his works online for everybody's benefit.

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Name Contributor
Samskrita Bharati 'Haimavati' Sibira udghaaTanopanyaasaH Anand Rangarajan
abhij~naana Saakuntalam: samskR^ita prasangam Sri Parasaram Udaya Bhaskar Deekshit

Samskrita Bharati 'Haimavati' Sibira udghaaTanopanyaasaH

Contributed by: Anand Rangarajan
Artist: Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry
Year: july 1, 2006

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abhij~naana Saakuntalam: samskR^ita prasangam

Contributed by: Sri Parasaram Udaya Bhaskar Deekshit
Artist: Prof. Vempati Kutumba Sastry
Author: mahaakavi kaaLidaasa (Sanskrit)
Year: july 3, 2006
Notes: These speeches were delivered at a Samskrita Bharati camp organized at Pt. Bonita near San Francisco CA, USA during July 1-4, 2006. These talks were delivered to students of spoken sanskrit at the camp, and are very informal in nature. As such, they must not be construed as official opinions of his organization. Their recording was not done professionally, and may be rough in some places. Please enjoy their informal nature.


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