Two different cultures, Rituals and Symbols

Discussion in 'Chitvish on Hindu Culture & Vedanta' started by Chitvish, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Anushiv

    Anushiv Senior IL'ite

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    Dear Chitra Madam,

    Thank u very much for the explanations.
    I agree, The questions are serious & sensitive ones, that can create a 'storm'..!
    But opinion always differs...& I'm glad to know about ur personal view.

    Same questions..I used to ask my parents/grand parents....finally, we only end up in arguments!
    The only reply...they would give is that ' when we were young, we never used ask or argue like u, we listen & obey to elders..
    But now, my children are growing up ...they're full of questions, they need more (scientific!) explanations for everything!

    Anyhow, I just take this opportunity to thank u all, for not only giving us information/explanation
    but also create an awareness to know more about our religion/custom etc.!

    And I'll look in to the details for 3rd & 4th questions.

    Before I end, I want say...ur replies are polite/ humble & very down-to earth!

    Thank u once again,
    regards,
    Anu!!!
     
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  2. vjbunny

    vjbunny IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Ma,
    What you have written about Symbols n connecting it with Idol worship is so lucid that one will have no doubts about worshipping Idols now with faith strengthened....to see beyond that idol n train our minds eye to see it....

    Can you please give us the books you have read for further reading...... I have read only one book from Vivekananda Swamiji : "Swamy Vivekananda on Himself"... where can I get other books
     
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    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear bunny,
    I don't go book-shopping, as such! Whenever some book strikes my attention, I buy!
    I was attending vedanta classes for 13 yrs & that was where clarity emerged!!
    Love,
    C
     
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    vjbunny IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi,
    You got me wrong? Please give me the names of books... Swamy Vivekananda books are avlbl at RK Math shop so I was asking is there any Math of Swamy Chinmayanand , Dayananda..

     
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    Chitvish Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    Bunny,
    The fiirst book, I suggest is
    A treatise on Vedanta by Parthasarathy.
    The next is The art of man making by Chinmayananda.
    BUT, I strongly suggest you to start with Swami Sukhabhodananda's books!
    First read his
    Celebrating success & failure.
    He writes in simple lucid style & ideal to understand.
    Good going!!
    Love,
    C
     
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    Hi Ma,
    I will check these books n buy them .......Thank You...
     

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