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AlochanaamR^itaMThe Plasticity of Indian ShastraAs the Indian mind ... advances westward towards inevitable
conquest, it must inevitably carry with it Yoga and Vedanta for its
banners wherever it goes. But in order that the victory may
not be slow, it is necessary that whatever
India has to offer should be stated to the West in language that the
West can understand... Europe will
accept nothing which is not scientific... Undoubtedly, for
practical purposes the West is right....
Indian knowledge possesses such a
scientific basis, but ... expressed
only in broad principles, compact
aphoristic method has great advantages. It prevents the mind
from getting encrusted in details and fossilizing there It
allows a science to remain elastic and full of ever new
potentialitiesfor the discoverer. No
doubt, it has disadvantages. It leaves much room for inaccuracy ...
[reason], among other more important reasons, the Indian mind has thought it wise to give
a firm and absolute authority to the guru... In
Europe, the manual replaces the guru; the mind of the learner is
rigidly bound by the written rule and
detail not by the more adaptable and flexible word of the guru.
One of my cherished goals for putting up this website is to collect and make
available online some of those old (pre-1975) concerts by stalwarts which are so
precious and rare to obtain. They are all locked up in the private music
collections of a few individuals, who are not willing to share them with others
for fear of loss.
That's precisely where the Internet helps, isn't it, to house music in an
indestructible but widely shareable form?
Hence I request rasikas to come forward and share with me copies of those
rare concerts so I can put them online to give everybody an oppurtunity to share
the sangItAmR^itaM ! You'll be duly recognized on the website for your
contribution. And rest assured that it will not be used for profit.
For starters, I am looking for the following:
pre-1970 concerts by M. Balamurali Krishna
pre-1975 concerts by Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar, M.D.Ramanathan, GNB,
Oleti, Dwaram Venkataswamy Naidu (violin), or their gurus.