How Paramacharya is inspiring me - Part 7
or how I am moving to a vedic lifestyle
Part 7

So after Veda Adhyayana what ?
This was something I kept asking
even before the move to Pudukottai.

Setting up a Veda Gurukula and
teaching veda was something I wanted to do.
In addition, doing daily rites like
aupaasana and agnihotra was
also something I had in mind.

Over time I have started to look up to this
article by Paramacharya as the ideal
to aspire for :
http://www.kamakoti.org/hindudharma/part19/chap10.htm

Soon after I finished learning to recite
Krishna Yajur Veda, I decided to go chant
it 10 times at five locations.

I am currently chanting at the fifth and last
location at Kanchi. I have been tweeting
about the experience here:
http://twitter.com/#!/namoveda

My Samskrita Guru from my Kanchi days has been
running a Veda Gurukula for the past four years.
I have been part of this Gurukula for the past year.

During this period I learnt a lot from him about
running a Gurukula.

Together with him and Shri Muthu Velayudham,
we started this entity - parampara.in
We bought a piece of land in Tillaiyambur,
near Kumbakonam on the banks of Kaveri.

My immediate aim is to establish
the Veda Gurukula at this place.

So, I am slowly but steadily moving towards
a Vedic lifestyle. I do not know the
final destination for this move.

From past experiences, I have learnt to
focus on the next intermediate destination
while I enjoy the journey itself.

In the meantime, I take it on faith, the words
of Paramacharya that adopting this lifestyle
is good for me. It helps that I like it too !

There are somethings in life that I have control.
Like learning further, practicing what I learn.

There are somethings in life that I can partially
control. In the context of the Gurukula an example
would be teaching the students. I am only in
partial control of how it is received by the students.

Then there are many things in life that I have no
control at all. Again in the Gurukula context -
How good are the students who come to me.
Or the students leave midway through their studies.
I have no control over these.

The idea is to accept the situation on the uncontrollable
and work on the controllable.

When I started to write on this topic, I was thinking of
a short one shot article. But as I started writing the
first few lines, I said to myself
"Maybe this should be split into two parts".

But there were many thoughts that I became conscious of,
only when I started writing. So much so that, this
has turned out to be a 7 part series.

Many of you have written with your feedback.
Thank you for taking the time to read and reply
with your feedback.

Thanks, hari.
parampara.in
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