Fellow spiritual knowledge seekers:
Of late, this blog has been receiving mails from persons claiming to represent Swami Paramarthananda demanding that this blog remove all discourses of Swamiji presently placed here. Placing this issue before you for your valued opinions, the links to Swamiji’s discourses in this blog will temporarily be disabled.
In this day and age of internet, I wonder how this blog can be accused of copyright violation. As you all know, discourses by Swamiji (and, others) are available in dozens of websites, blogs and forums spread across the Net. I had (and, continue to have) the great fortune to listen to Swamiji’s many discourses downloaded from the Net since the past three years. As the collection of discourses by Swamiji and other jnanis grew, I thought of sharing this wealth with other spiritual seekers by placing these in easy categories in a blog. That’s all.
A great jnani as he is, Swami Paramarthananda repeatedly says in his upanyasas that as a Guru , he feels it is his duty to teach and share his spiritual knowledge and that he enjoys it. And, for spiritual seekers spread across the globe who do not have any resources other than the Net to access these treasures, is it Inappropriate to share these and help each other in their spiritual pursuits?
Please let us know your thoughts. The decision to continue to keep Swamiji’s discourses in this blog or not will be yours.
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