Oct 29, 1993 10:46 AM
by Arvind Kumar
I saw the following message on the bulletin board soc.religion.eastern
and am forwarding it in the hope that any members who may be interested
in finding moreabout the Advaitya Vedanta (about which HPB has spoken
so highly in SD) may contact the appropriate person.
A brief introduction to "Society of Abidance in Truth (SAT)"
SAT was founded in 1974 by a devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
This society is a non-profit organization that exists for the
purpose making available the Teaching of Non-duality (Advaita
Vedanta), as imparted by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and now
imparted by Sage, Master Nome. SAT, though focusses primarily
on Sri Ramana's teachings, also carries literature on teachings
of a number of masters of Advaita Vedanta.
The Advaita Vedanta, is the timeless impartation of the quint-
essential Knowledge of who we are. "Advaita" means "not two",
"non-dual". "Vedanta" means "the finality, the culmination,
the highest of the Vedas." The highest and the final wisdom
reveals Non-duality. This teaching is perfectly capable of
satisfying the undeniable yearning for happiness and of freeing
one from all imagined bondage. It is the direct and clear reve-
lation of the Self or Absolute Being, as conveyed from the time
of the Upanishads and before.
The "Ribhu Gita" is a scripture which was written and carefully
preserved thousands of years ago. It is approximately 500 pages
including: a foreword, two introductions, notes on translations,
table of contents, 44 chapters of 2170 beautiful verses of veri-
table Truth and a comprehensive glossary of Sanskrit words and
terms that are used throughout the text. The glossary alone
provides a unique education in Advaita Vedanta for the reader.
Throughout the entire book, Sri Ribhu continually reveals the
One Reality of the bliss of the Self to his disciple Nigadha.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi often shared the Tamil verses with
his disciples. The spiritual and historic significance of these
first, literal translations to English cannot be overestimated.
Since Obtaining these original texts from the Univ of Madras and
Ramanasramam in India, the translations have been rendered with
extreme care, unfailing precision by the exemplary scholarship
of Dr. Ramamoorthy in collaboration with Master Nome here at the
SAT. The extraordinary labor of love has rendered a very literal
translation that has preserved the profound spiritual meaning,
making it easy for us to understand.
SAT has decided to self-publish the first editions to ensure that
the same selfless loving attention that has prefected the trans-
lations is maintained in its production. SAT is not requesting
money for the labor; it is only requesting funding for the prin-
ting, binding, and distribution of this revered text. SAT wishes
to bring many more rare publications to the world, and for that
it needs support from all those who are interested in its mission.
If you know of another person or organization that would be inte-
rested in receiving these scriptures or contributing to this sacred
work, please ask them to contact SAT.
If you would like to find out more about SAT, its mission, acti-
vities and publications, please write to (or call):
SAT Publications Project Manager
P.O. Box 8080
Santa Cruz, California.
Note: Pl direct all your enquries to Nancy Ginty at SAT and NOT
to the sender of this message.
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