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AlochanaamR^itaMYoga and the West
is becoming imperatively necessary that Indian knowledge should reveal in the
Western way its scientific foundations. For if we do not do it
ourselves, the Europeans will do it for us and do it badly,
discrediting the knowledge in the process.
For this society
of European and European-led inquirers [Max-Mueller, Theosophists etc.]
arose from an impulse on which
the Time-Spirit itself insists; their
object, vaguely grasped at by
them, was at bottom the systematic coordination,
explanation and practice of Oriental religion and Oriental mental and
Unfortunately, as always happens to a
great effort in unfit hands, it stumbled at the outset and went
strange paths. ...
A vain attempt to thrust in modern physical
science into the explanation of psychical movements, - to explain
for instance pranayam in the terms of
oxygen and hydrogen! ... to
make a hopeless
amalgam and jumble of science, religion and philosophy all
the terms of the imagination - this
has been the scientific method of
Theosophy. The result is that it lays its hands on truth and
muddles it so badly that it comes out to the world as an untruth. And
there now abound other misstatements of Indian truth, less elaborate
but almost as wild and wide as Theosophy's.
From this growing confusion we must deliver
the future of humanity.
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.