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November 16 , 2012

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We are onto Kathopanishad which Swami chinmayananda called it as Dialog with Death. Yes death has been on our minds and there is no other upanishad which investigates "what after death?" better than Kathopanishad. In Kathopanishad Nachiketa asks Yama the question directly. "What happens after death?". In fact Yama dissuades Nachiketa from pursuing that question without success. That our ancestors thought about a difficult topic centuries ago is in itself amazing. The amazing thing about Kathopanishad is that seeds of several thoughts are sown in this Upanishad. The concept of unchanging Self presented here is virtually reproduced more famously in Gita! Similarly there are other thoughts like "blind leading blind". Some of these in the form of notes on Kathopanishad are presented under "One more thing". Under Athato column we are presenting the Kathopanishad part 2 this week.

As stated this week Ramayan Sundarakanda moves to the 19th Chapter of Sundarakanda! ! In 18th Ravan enters the Ashokvan with the intention of seducing Sita. IN 19th Valmiki describes the state of Sita as Ravana embarkes on his dialog with Sita .

The one more thing continues with notes on Kathopanishad as stated above

om tat Sat



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 89 chapters of Dasama Skandha of Bhagavatam. All these chapters (stories on Krishna) are listed by name and are available on a link on the Bhagavatam page.

We have complete bouquet of articles on Ramayana Role models from Ramayana namely 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 . 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 a prose story !!,.

One more thing is a page where we get articles which could be on anything , informative and educative handled with a light heart and a touch of contemporary realities. The page lists all the earlier stories on its page

The last new column is Athato Brahma Jignyasaa . This page is focused on Indian Philosophy /Darsanas.This has been started a few months ago and all its earlier issues are listed on its page

In effect to have a look at what is available from the earlier issues you only need to visit the four pages of Ramayanam , Bhagavatam , one more thing. and Athato Brahma Jignyasaa.Each page of these banner pages carry the list of all earlier articles .

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