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Author: D V Gundappa

१ सामान्यतया वदामः किल वयं लोके “इयमस्माकं प्रकृतिः,” “तत्तस्य नैजम्,” “इदं मे नैजम्” इत्यादीनि वचांसि। कोऽसौ प्रकृतिः? किं नाम नैजम्? आ जनेर्मानवेषु समन्विता भवन्ति केचन पदार्थाः, काश्चन शक्तयो गुणप्रवृत्तयश्च। मानवेन कथं वेदं वस्तुजातं समासादितम्? येन केनापि विधिनेति वक्तव्यम्—जन्मान्तरेण जातं, वरत्वेन लब्धं, पूर्वकर्मफलरूपेण संप्राप्तं वा। यत्किमपि भवतु नाम। निष्कर्षस्तावदयं यन्मनुष्यस्य जन्मावसर एव

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“Dharmaprakasha” Sajjan Rao's [i] home named, “Lakshmi Nivasa” is located opposite the North East side of the Venkataramana Swamy Temple at the Bangalore Fort. The verandah of that house sported the photographs of some Sadhus and Sants. Among these photographs was that of an Avadhoota[ii] named Mahadeva Sastri. Although I have seen

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संहितात्मकमिदं जगत् । संहिता नाम कश्चन समूहो यत्र नैकानि द्रव्याणि परस्परं संनिकृष्टानि। “परः संनिकर्षः संहिता” इतीदं पाणिनिमहर्षिभिः सन्दृब्धं सूत्रमत्रावधेयम् । यद्यपि समूह-समुदाय-संमेलनादयः शब्दा अमुमेवार्थं प्रकटीकुर्वन्ति तथापि गहनार्थगर्भितविषयाणां प्रस्तावनावसरे संहिताशब्दप्रयोग एवाभ्यर्हिततमः । अयमेव हि साम्प्रदायिको नयः । यत्र नैकद्रव्याणां समवायो दृश्यते, यत्र पुनस्तानि द्रव्याण्येकीभूय स्वीयकर्मसु प्रवृत्तानि दृश्यन्ते तत्र सर्वत्रापि संहितैषा विलसति। किं नाम

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Translator’s Note: This forms part of the iconic D.V. Gundappa’s series of pen portraits in the volume titled Hrudaya Sampannaru (People Endowed with the Wealth of the Heart) forming part of his acclaimed Jnapaka Chitrashaale (The Art Gallery of Memories) repertoire. Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna Extracts from the Preface The profiles and

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Translator’s Note: This forms part of the iconic D.V. Gundappa’s series of pen portraits in the volume titled Vaidikadharma Sampradaayastharu (Traditional Vedic Scholars) forming part of his acclaimed Jnapaka Chitrashaale (The Art Gallery of Memories). Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna. Felicitation The India Government awarded the Mahamahopadhyaya title to Sri Virupaksha Shastri. Our

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