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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    So perhaps the question here is "should we read the translations first, try to understand, then read the original. Or the other way around?"

    I think its the other way around, reasoning as stated in the first part of this post.


    It sounds like you expect all people to read Sanskrit [personally I'm horrible with languages]. This is reasoning I've seen with muslims who believe the quran should only be read in Arabic. However, a problem, perhaps unforseen, is that while the people can read the arabic or even recite it, they do not understand it. At least those who try to gain familiarity with it. I think what I've seen to be of great help to those who cannot read a certain language is for them to use tools that have translations of the various meanings of words used in the scriptures.
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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Visvamitra View Post

    It sounds like you expect all people to read Sanskrit [personally I'm horrible with languages]. This is reasoning I've seen with muslims who believe the quran should only be read in Arabic. However, a problem, perhaps unforseen, is that while the people can read the arabic or even recite it, they do not understand it. At least those who try to gain familiarity with it. I think what I've seen to be of great help to those who cannot read a certain language is for them to use tools that have translations of the various meanings of words used in the scriptures.
    I agreed with yajvan-ji with the recommending of reading the various translations for those who cant understand Sanskrit.

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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    I agreed with yajvan-ji with the recommending of reading the various translations for those who cant understand Sanskrit.


    I think that's a good idea too with perhaps a concordance dictionary of some sort so that you can look at the context in which a word appears to see what may be best.
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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    Thank you, yajvan for sharing your approach in studying scriptures. Do you also practice memorisation and chanting of the scriptures alongside studying the commentaries?

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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    Namaste

    Is there a link where i can download the commentary by Sri Muni narayana prasad.

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    Re: 10 upaniṣad-s worth studying...

    Quote Originally Posted by ammasanand View Post
    Namaste

    Is there a link where i can download the commentary by Sri Muni narayana prasad.
    Dear ammasanand,

    There is no free download available for Guru's books.

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