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HH Swami madhudvisa-dasa,
Today’s mail from you explaining the Guru – Sishya Parampara was most revealing.
I have read the ‘Raja Vidya – Raja Guhya Yoga’ in Srimad Bhagavad Gita but had not understood the implications of a parampara completely.
I accept your message most humbly and commit myself to becoming a link in the parampara established by Srila Prabhupada.
I accept that your Holiness is the link in the parampara between Srila Prabhupada and my simple humble soul.
» Posted By Subramanian Mahadevan On May 5, 2009 @ 12:23 am
HH Swami Madhudvisa-dasa,
I tried listening to the introductory podcast.
But as I use Linux software and Firefox web browser, I have is no application to open it.
I think the podcast has been created for MS Windows users only. I would humbly suggest that a version of the podcast that could be listened to by Firefox fans like me, who form 25% of internet users, is also made available.
» Posted By Subramanian Mahadevan On April 27, 2009 @ 1:47 am
HH Swamiji Madhudvisa dasa,
I believe the above reply you have given is in clarification of the doubts I raised in my letter to you on 21st April 09 as you have covered many of the points I had raised in my letter.
Bhagavan Sri Krishna is my ‘Ishta Daivam’ and I have surrundered to him totally. I believe all karma performed by me are guided by Bhagavan Sri Krishna’s words in the Gita which I have been studying for the past 30 years.
I will commence my reading the Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HH Swami Prabhupada online as you have suggested. I have already read verse 62 and 63 of Chapter II (Sankya Yoga) while searching for an authentic translation to answer a question in the Answrbag.
Swamiji, I had given a link to the Answerbag question I answreed. Could you find the time to read it? Did I handle the question properly in the light of Srimad Bhagavad Gita? I would be happy to hear your views. It is these small efforts that I can make to spread the message of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, I hope you will appreciate.
Today I have received the 2nd letter from you and I have studied it. I am not posting any separate comments to it in the link given in the letter. But I have gone through the entire link and all the comments under it and your replies to most of the comments. My doubts have already been asked by others and you have answered them lucidly.
I believe it is Bhagavan Sri Krishna himself who brought me in touch with you. While I was very much aware of ISKCON, I was not fully aware of the scale of the good work you are doing for the benfit of humanity by bringing the knowledge of Srimad Bhagavad Gita within the reach of masses.
Still as you pointed out, Gita is ‘Parama Rahasya’ as Bhagawan himself has said in Chapter 18 of the Gita. It is available to all, anyone can buy a copy of it but it is only a very few who would be able to go beyond the first few verses of the ‘Arjuna Vishada Yoga’. I consider myself fortunate in that I have been able to read and to some extent understand the message of Gita over the past 30 years.
I will make all effort to read and understand the entire Gita from your online service.
My Sashtanga Namasakram at your holy feet.
» Posted By Subramanian Mahadevan On April 24, 2009 @ 3:17 am
HH Swamiji Madhudvisa dasa,
I received the first newsletter from you today.
I have been studying Srimad Bhagavad Gita since December,1981.
I had Sanskrit as my First Language in scholl upto X standard so understanding was somewhat easier. Still I kept referring to English, Tamil and Malayalam translations to understand every word and comprehend the spirit of the Gita. In about 4 months I could finsh the first reading of the Gita, understanding the meanings sloka by sloka.
Then onwards I have been reading (Paaraayanam) the Gita daily in the morning. Sometimes 3 chapers a day, sometimes one chapter. I also chant one of the remaining 4 Pancha Ratna Gitas too daily (Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram, Bhishmastava Raja, Anusmriti and Gajendra Moksham). I also chant the Purusha Suktam, Sri Suktam and Bhagya Suktam in my morning Prayers.
Bhagavan Sri Krishna has been kind and now at the age of 56 I have attained as much peace of mind as can be reasonably expected.
The doubut I wanted to request you to clear is :- is the phrase ‘Supreme Personality of Godhead’ that I find in your newsletter the translation of the word ‘Sri Bhagawan’?
I chanced upon your website while searching for a correct English translation for verses 62 & 63 of Chapter 2 for reasons you will see in the link below. I do not have a translation of the Gita in English now, because I gave away my copies to my sons! Kindly read the full question, answer and comments in the link. My name will appear as Suby in the link.
I prostrate at your holy feet,
» Posted By Subramanian Mahadevan On April 21, 2009 @ 2:19 am
HH Swami Madhudvisa dasa,
That ‘Parabrahma Prapthi’ or attainment of unity with the Parabrahma is the ultimate goal of our life in this earth is well understood.
Being aware of this ultimate aim in life itself is a blessing.
In Srimad Bhagavad Gita – Bhagavan Sri Krishna advises us to look for the path of life which will free us from the cycle of repeated births and deaths.
This is possible only by taking to the spiritual path early in life and continuing till the very end. This way the distance to be covered before Parabrahma Prapthi is reduced and we humans get a more suitable birth the next time around so that we may pursue our ultimate goal with renewed vigor in the new birth.
Your analogical illustration of the car and its driver brings out the needs of the human body as different from the human mind excellently.
I prostrate in front of you,
Hare Krishna Subramanian.
» Posted By Subramanian Mahadevan On April 25, 2009 @ 12:15 am