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Aug 30 , 2013

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This week Sundarakanda moves to Chapter 60 .

The 'one more thing' has an interesting take on that special moment - " the moment of realization" !! . It is titled "The story of a lizard "!!

But this week it is Kathopanishad we want to talk about.

When we started the page for " Athato Brahma Jignyasa" we were meandering along the shore of a great ocean, talking about Vedas or Mahavakyas etc !

We were tempted to take one Upanishad in its entirety. Then we came across an on stage musical performance of 'Kathopanishad' and we were hitched !!

Kathopanishad has many memorable lines. To say so is probably a statement of a beginner. When you read more and more you see every line is as memorable ! That is so with other Upanishads as well.

Our first run consisted of presenting the Upanishad "as is" in six parts with each valli presented as one part. Kathopanishad1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3 , 2.1 , 2.2 , 2.3

We avoided Sanskrit slokas assuming that the devanagari script in it may scare away people ! But halfway through as the concepts presented become more and more incisive the need for using sloka text was felt ! The only english rendering seemed grossly inadequate.

Then we started the second series " Kathopanishad in Simple words ". This time we actually threaded through the Sanskrit text presenting important or meaningful parts of the Sanskrit text with ever so slight elaboration from our end !!

Need less to say we were delighted with our own Kathopanishad Part 1. So we continued the trend with the five parts namely ,Part 1 Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5!! covering the entire Upanishad. Towards the end though one may see no difference between the two renderings !!.

There were some intermediate stories where in a line from the upanishad was taken and was elaborated. These lines were those that made us sit up and made us bring them to you!!. To a Sanskrit student they may look like annotations elaborated !!

All of these articles are consolidated on one page Kathopanishad

Happy reading !!

om tat sat !


This Ugadi we started a page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" . This is now moving at its own pace . This time we have " Srividyagadyamu as part of Subbalakshmigari kalamlonimchi ; elaboration of Sivoham in inkomaata !!

For Telugu Home page click here

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 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 60 chapters of Sundarakanda and also complete bouquet of articles on Ramayana. These articles include "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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