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Dynamic Sravana (Hearing, Listening)

“Listening is for renewal. Sravana (listening to scriptures) is for rebirth. Sravana is for steady forward movement towards the Goal. Sravana is for
stage by stage, higher and higher ascent unto illumination
and enlightenment. Receiving them, we are also ultimately meant to
reach that self-same state of experience from which these truths were
declared, shared and given in the ancient past by all the illumined,
perfected sages.” – Swami Chidananda


Listening [1] Words from the lips of upright men. Are like a steadying staff in a slippery place. Tirukkural 0415

[2] Ears may hear and yet remain deaf, If not drilled by words of instruction. Tirukkural 0418

[3] A modest mouth is hard for those. Whose ears lend not to wise counsels. Tirukkural 0419

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense. Buddha Siddhartha Gautama



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