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SMS Chari is here in San Diego

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Fri Apr 02 1999 - 07:14:30 PST

Dear members,

Yesterday I met Sri SMS Chari, who published his book "philosophy of Bramha 
sutras according to Samkara, Ramanuja and Madhva".  This book got raving 
reviews by both Sri V.N. Gopaladesikan in Hindu and Sri Purushe 
Krishnamacharya in the Nrisimhapriya (the recent issue).  I had a copy of 
the Hindu article.  If I find it I will email the highlights.

Dr. SMS CHari can be reached at :(760) 747-7577 (till this saturday)  and 
afterwards at : 818-348-8182 in Los Angeles.  If you need some 
clarification on Vedanta you can talk to him.  Dr. SMS Chari is 80 years 
old and one of the leading exponents of Visistadvaita equally comfortable 
in presenting the philosophy in english.  He has written several books :

Fundamentals of Visistadvaita - based on tattvamukta kalapa of Vedanta 
Advaita and Visistadvaita - based on satadushani
philosophy of Brahma sutras according to Samkara, Ramanuja and Madhva.

And the good news is - He has written a major portion of a new book - A 
study based on the evaluation of the comments of Samkara, Ramanuja and 
The philosophy of the Upanisads

Luckily for me, I have typed the introductory chapter of this book and we 
are planning to finish this book in three months.  Since he discusses with 
me before we write the chapter down, it is a great experience for me;  I am 
getting an overview of the Upanisads from different vedantic view points. 
 It is rare that anyone can get to understand from such a great author as 
SMS Chari and particularly that a Guru of that kind comes looking for 
adiyen! in this philosophical desert- San Diego!. It is a treat or a more 
so a retreat for me since he teaches me with great patience answering all 
my questions.

Anyone can make avail of his visit to USA by talking to him or requesting 
him to visit your city or even letting him talk regularly on weekly 
lectures over a conference call.

adiyen Krishna Kalale