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From: Geetha Ramaswami (
Date: Tue Mar 07 2000 - 18:15:16 PST


I'm new to this group but a lot of names here
do sound familiar from SCT. I'm read with great
interest the thread regarding the lack of
knowledge of sambradyam (tradition?!) and the
writings/teachings of great acharyas.

My feeling is that both must be treated separately.
traditions change and evolve and thus surpass times
but what is widely happening (IMO) is that sambradyams have
lost their appeal because most people are not able to explain
either the logic behind those traditions or their significance
to the younger ones.

I completely agree that we should find a way that
these valuable teachings are not completely lost
and I have a suggestion for it. How about making
the life history of acharyas as amar chitra kathas?
These still appeal a lot to kids and when I go to buy
them for my nieces and nephews I've to search hard to find
one which they haven't read! Even the teachings can be
imparted to kids in the way of stories.

On a tangential note, my cousin couldn't complete his
8 years in the vedic school at Madurantakam because
of economic situations. I'm sure there are similar
circumstances in which pupils drop out of this school.
Among other things how about setting up a fund so that
these people get some stipend atleast in their last two years?
Its really hard to attract pupils to such schools (i know of only
this one - may be there are others).

hope members don't mind my casual language!


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