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Western scholars and Indian scholars obsessed with western interpretations have tried to explain the evolution of the philosophy of Sanatana Dharma using Western terminology.
Apparently, initially it was naturalistic and anthropomorphic polytheism which then gradually madter to monotheism and later to monism. But all this terminology is alien to dharmic thought and it is outright silly to refer to such terms.
Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M.
Even a person like Prof. If you read such introductory books on Hinduism, they will mention that the Vedas were srutirevealed to sages who followed their saadhana. Less mentioned is the fact that there were a large number of people who had unique experiences by following the many practices available as part of the tradition.
Such people did not live only in the ancient past, there are many who live amongst us, who have attained higher states of himapayan existence. Some of them live in the holy places in the Himalayas, some live among the mango men. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda revealed the life of a seeker and the many spiritual souls he met along the way.
At the age of nine, when he was just walking in his house, he saw a stranger standing under the jackfruit tree in the compound. As the boy approached him, the stranger asked if he remembered anything and boy replied in the negative.
The stranger apprehticed said that years later, he would remember everything and went away. Two years later, he experienced kevala kumbhaka and along with it tremendous happiness. As he grew up, he met various people who suggested books on Vedanta, Upanishads, Gita, Yoga, Kudalini and taught him yogic practices. Among the people whom he met in Kerala included a tea shop owner turned saint, a naked lady on the beach, and a Sufi saint.
At the age of 19, he left for the Himalayas and while wandering around Badrinath, he went to a cave where he met the person whom he had seen at the age of nine in Trivandrum. He spent the next three years traveling with his guru in the Himalayas, after which he returned back to Kerala where he still lives. In the introduction of the book, the author mentions that he had many unique experiences of which many would be unbelievable. Books by other spiritual gurus too contain such unbelievable anecdotes.
What is fascinating about the book is the way it reveals what a spiritual country India still is. All way from Kerala to the Himalayas, there is a culture which transcends language and unites the nation. There are many gurus teaching in many traditions in the free flowing marketplace of ideas without the fear of blasphemy.
Even before the British invented a nation called India, there existed an India where an 8th century Malayali named Shankara could travel, learn and teach.
I have never met the author nor listened to any of his teachings. Just chanced upon the book while browsing the spirituality section of a bookstore. This book is simply awesome. Easy reading, it holds your attention from the first page.
As a travelogue, its unparalleled. Overall, a must read. This blog is written by Jayakrishnan. I am not a historian, but a history himakayan.
Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master by Sri M
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