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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
One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make
available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so
precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music
collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others
for fear of loss.
That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an
indestructible but widely shareable form?
Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those
rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share
the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your
contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.
For starters, I am looking for the following:
pre-1970 concerts by M. Balamurali Krishna
pre-1975 concerts by Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar, M.D.Ramanathan, GNB,
Oleti, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (violin), or their gurus.