Re: ARTICLE : God and the Shastras (was Re: ARTICLE : Advice on...)
Subject: Re: ARTICLE : God and the Shastras (was Re: ARTICLE : Advice on...)
From: email@example.com (Michael Tandy)
Date: 8 Oct 1996 03:54:33 GMT
Organization: University of North Texas
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In article <ghenDyxLJr.Ert@netcom.com>, email@example.com says...
This is why a thorough knowledge of history and
>tradition is as important scriptuaral knowledge to truly understand our
The medieval Bengali saint Narottama dasa Thakura wrote:
"guru-sadhu-sastra-vakya, cittete koriya aikya"
One's natural, heartfelt desires should be indistinguishable
from the statements of guru, the community (and tradition) of
saints, and the tenets of sastra. For those whose acquaintence
with the adhyatmika practices of the great sages of yore is meager
(and who in modern society can claim otherwise, considering
the immense decay Vedic culture has undergone), the guidance
of thousands of years of the experiences of the previous acaryas as
well as the traditions they upheld are of inestimable value.
This becomes increasingly evident to those who seriously endeavor
to apply the principles of sastra in the modern day and age.