Thanks to Sri K Guruvayurappan for the video and Rajivji’s highlights….
More than anything the academic people could give me, and far, far more than any politicians could possibly bring me, it is the closeness with our gurus, acharyas and swamis that I cherish the most.
After all, they have sacrificed their entire lives to do tapasya for our cause. I am trivial in all my efforts by comparison. This is why I am most comfortable in their presence, most energized when they encourage me, and give them the highest priority in my efforts.
I have already discussed the support i received in this trip from: RK Mission, Art of Living, Chinmaya Mission, Mata Amritananda Mayi, Akhada Parishad, Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, Swami Nithyananda, ISKCON, etc.
Now I present to you (see below) the video of the public portion of my darshan with Kanchi Shankaracharyas – both junior and senior. The first segment is the darshan. (The first few minutes has low volume audio but its gets ok after several minutes.) Both of them are present. I felt blessed and was treated in a very special way. So much more happened that was not recorded, including an amazing ritual in which the elephant performed the ritual with the Shankaracharya.
Then there is the video where the junior Shankaracharya takes me to his private room for a personal conversation. As the subtitles indicate, he is an amazing strategist. I was simply bowled over by his wisdom. There is so much for me to learn. He wants us to collaborate on a variety of topics, and I wish I had the resources to be able to take advantage of his offer.
Finally, he gives a hand gesture to the video man to turn off the camera so he and I could be in total privacy. This is where a lot got discussed that is best left confidential. Suffice it to say that we are in total resonance on our views and aspirations for dharma.
Upon my return to USA, I was approached by the Kanchi Kamakoti Seva Foundation in NJ, USA. They had received blessings from the Shankaracharya asking them to invite me to Sri Krishna Vrundavana, 215 May Street, Edison, NJ – USA, where they plan to celebrate the 48th birthday of the junior Shankaracharya. I have been asked to be the speaker at the event that will be well attended by their USA followers. It is going to be on March 6. Though I have some personal challenges that are coming in the way of my work, I feel this is a special occasion I must go to. So I am looking forward to this. They plan to video tape this and we will post it on Youtube.
The best proof of the success of my books is their acceptance and value to our senior acharyas. Kanchi Shankaracharya not only blessed and supported “The Battle For Sanskrit” but also plan to distribute it to their scholars (over 100) as important reading material. It is such traditionalists I ultimately want in our home team.
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