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June 1 , 2012

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This week we move on to chapter 88 from Chapter 86 of dasama Skandha. We are skipping Chapter 87 which is titled "Song of Vedas". Chapter 87 is involved with complex layered explanations unlike the rest of eighty nine chapters of Dasama Skandha which are pure stories, albeit delightful stories. But We will come back to chapter87 "Song of Vedas" later. The three remaining chapters namely 88 , 89 and 90 are respectively about - Vishnu and Siva ( chapter 88) , Brahma, Vishnu and Siva ( Chapter 89) and "Krishna - The only one"( chapter 90). Some how the chapter seem appropriately titled leading up to the title of the last chapter as "Krishna - the only one" !. Naturally the Dasama Skandha is about Krishna Only - and it must end with a statement which is - "Krishna only" !!!

Chapter 88 is about Siva and Vishnu. The King Parikshit always seem to ask those provocative questions which we want to ask. This time the question is about Siva and Vishnu and how Sivas Bhaktas seem to get what ever they want that too very easily. In response the story of Vritasurais told. Most of us again would have heard this as a story of Bhasmasura or how Siva got rescued by Vishnu who came in theform of Mohini !! and thestory is presented as Mohini-Bhasmasura". This is the same story but the Rakshasa is called Vrikasura and when Siva is to be rescued Vishnu appears as Brahmacharin. That is the only variation from what we might have read in our childhood . Incidentally this story is titled "Rudra Moksham" in Bhagavatam . With such a title no wonder the Saivites and Vaishnavites will always be at logger heads !!

We have also revisited and earlier article now updated - "Hitam manohari cha durlabham Vachah" which translatesto saying it is difficult say nice things and good things at the same time - some times .

We have completed the Role models from Ramayana which brought out articles on Srirama , Sita , Hanuman , Jataayu , Sabari , Bharata , Lakshmana. Apart from these there were some special articles namely The Message of Ramayana , Going to the Forests and about Hanuman in "In the thick of the Battle " . Along the same lines are the earlier articles in praise of Hunuman 1 , Hanuman 2 and Valmiki Sundarakanda . This completes a bouquet of articles on Ramayana with the first seven articles as above contributed by Tuaraga. Our thanks are to Mr Turaga for always being ahead of the time lines in presenting these articles!!!. Added to this bouquet is the Sundarakanda as a Telugu poem by Pandit Vijayraghavrao. We have also added some downloads specifically for the Sankshipta Sundarakanda ( with Sanskrit slokas) reproduced in different language scripts namely Sanskrit , Telugu , Kannada and Malayalam . There is also a Telugu Sundarakanda Katha for those interested in reading the same as prose story !!,.

The story of Dasamanyaya talked about the ten men trying to cross a tumultuous swift flowing swirling river . That is a symbolic reference to the vedantic search . This issue also carries an elaboration on what is the Vedantic enquiry about. Vedantic enquiry is about the nature of relationship between Paramatma(the ultimate being) , Jeevaatma and Jagat ( universe). The various schools of Advaita ( only one with no second), Dvaita ( the two) , Vishishtadvaita are all based on the trio of Vedas , Brahma sutras and Bhagavadgita.

The information on a Trust in the name of a person dear to Kasarabadas namely Prof Bhavaraju Sarveswara Rao who scaled Academic and Professional heights. A profile of Prof Bhavaraju Sarveswara Rao is also added for information. This information is available at the links indicated above and the same are also carried under Trust

What is on the kasarabada.org?

For the new visitors we thought of adding a few lines on navigation , so that they may know what is available on Kasarabada.org !

We now have 85 chapters of Dasama Skandha of Bhagavatam. All these chapters ( stories on krishna) are listed byname and are available on a link on the Bhagavatam page.

One more thing page lists all the earlier stories on its page

To see what is available from the earlier issues you only need to visit the three pages of Ramayanam , Bhagavatam and one more thing. Each page of these banner pages carry the list of all earlier articles . The earlier articles on "one more thing" are also listed on the home page.

Om Tat Sat


Witty Wisdom !

- contributed by Kamaraju Turaga


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