Parashurama Kshetra-Part 2

Prehistory and Legends of Kerala

There is a reference to the Kerala regions in the Kishkindha Kanda of the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana of Valmiki. This is in the context of King Sugriva briefing his messengers about regions lying south of their kingdom where they can look for Sita. In an earlier blog, I have speculated that the Ramayana story taken along with Gauda-Saraswatiya and Nambudiri traditional lore probably indicated that the Konkana-Kerala coastal region west of the Sahya mountains could have been reclaimed from the sea at a time within the interval between the Bala Kanda and Kishkindha Kanda periods in Dasarathi Rama’s life in India’s very ancient history.

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Sri Aurobindo

Image Sri Aurobindo represents “the completest synthesis that has been realized to this day of the genius of Asia and the genius of Europe…” —Romain Rolland, French Vedantist and Nobel laureate.

Years ago I saw Aurobindo in the atmosphere of his earlier heroic youth and I sang to him, “Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath.” Today, I saw him in a deeper atmosphere of .. wisdom and again sang to him in silence, “Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath!” —Rabindranath Tagore

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Indic Culture in a Metaphysical Framework

Introduction

Culture can also be likened to the “Operating System” of a Social machine – the framework and rule sets which govern the operation of the machine (Of course, the Culture OS is a lot more complicated and has a lot more “fuzzy” levels than a computer OS has). If we were to look at such a model, we could say that the spiritual, philosophical and ethical/moral aspects of the culture form the kernel of the OS. The artistic, intellectual and lifestyle aspects of Culture form its shell and various applications…

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