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Dr. Chari's Vedanta Lectures in Washington DC Area

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Mon Jun 18 2001 - 21:33:35 PDT

Announcement of Dr. SMS Chari's Vedanta Lectures


Sponsors a series of lectures by Dr. S.M.S. Chari on 

Comparative Analysis of Vedantic Schools of 
Advaita, VishishhTaadvaita and Dvaita 

from Monday 16 July 2001 to Saturday 21 July 2001
5822 Ipswich Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Lecture Time:      8:.00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Dr.Chari will provide a systematic scholarly analysis
of Advaita, VishishhTaadvaita and Dvaita from the
point of Upanishads, Brahma suutra and Bhagawat Geeta
- the prasthaana trayam of the Hindu religion.  He
will be examining the nature of Brahman, the nature of
Jiiva, the nature of the world and the interrelation
between them from the point of shruti, smR^iti and
nyaaya prasthaanas. 

Sri Saragoor Maadaboosi Srinivasachari hails from the
village of Saragoor near Mysore, Karnataka.  Sri Chari
has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Madras
in the 1940s.  He is a learned Sanskrit scholar having
been tutored by eminent traditional scholars. Dr.
S.M.S. Chari joined the Ministry of Education,
Government of India and retired in 1976 as the Joint
Educational Advisor.  He has traveled widely,
participated in International conferences and seminars
abroad and lectured at Universities on aspects of
Indian Philosophy and Religion. He is the author of
seven philosophical books, which include Advaita and
VishishhTadvaita, Fundamentals of VishishhTaadvaita
Philosophy, Theistic Mysticism of Alvars, Vaishnavism-
Its Philosophy, theology and Religious Discipline and
Philosophy of Vedantasuutra. Also, he has published
many articles in philosophical journals.

Direction: Take 495 toward Bethesda and/or Silver
Spring. Take Exit (36) to MD-187 old Georgetown Road.
Go North on Old Georgetown Road toward Rockville. Take
the first right onto Kingswood Road. Take a right onto
Broad Street. Take a left onto Ipswich Road. The house
is the 3rd on the right-hand side.  Call Geetha Bansal
at (301-564-1559) for additional help.

Contact: For further information, contact Sadananda
(703-451-5909) or S. Balan (703- 845-0524) or 
               Ram Chandran (703-912-5790) or Geetha
Bansal (301-564-1559)

Note: The lectures are free to everyone.  Please also
note that the estimated costs for organizing these
lectures will be $2000.00 and we welcome your generous

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