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DIALOGUE WITH THE MASTERS – 2016 SERIES

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I am having many dialogues with the most influential Hindus in spirituality, politics, media, academics, arts, etc. My purpose is to bring out the key ideas and tattva from each of these important voices.

Whether I personally agree or disagree with a given master is unimportant. My main criterion is to select Hindu leaders making an important impact in the mainstream.

I want each voice to shine in his/her glory in my dialogues. My role is to drill deep and bring out the essence of their ideas clearly articulated for my audience.

We Hindus need to be able to discuss openly with each other on our own terms, without Hinduphobics or other outsiders meddling or wanting to play the role of referee. I also want this to be a way to create a network of voices that can at some level support each other in dealing with the outside world.

The 17 masters featured in the videos below are among the best with whom I had the honor to dialogue in 2016. I hope to do many more similar ones in 2017.

Some individuals write back asking why I did not interview some person X. The fact is that I have approached numerous persons who did not accept the invitation, or whose schedule could not accomodate me. For example, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev said he is not willing to be interviewed by me.

So if you want me to dialogue with person X, then please ask that person to invite me. I am available and enthusiastic to do this with any and every Hindu voice that is prominent in the mainstream public. I promise to be fair and courteous in pulling out important views and positions from each individual I can.

I hope you will take the time to view these important videos. Your investment in time will inform you of this diversity of voices. Please pass this on to your friends.

 

1) Kanchi Shankaracharya:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNKCTknE59M&t=1s

2) Yogi Amrit Desai: Complete Video

Organized into multiple topics:

S. No. Title of Video
1. The Pioneering Days of American Yoga
2. Yogi Amrit Desai's Hatha Yoga is Integrated Into Ashtanga Yoga
3. Controversies on Yoga's Appropriation & Mis-appropriation by Westerners
4. How Yoga Helps Americans Solve Problems Like Addiction
5. Can Living Guru be Replaced by Technology?
6. Society Must Be Detoxed By Force & Intervention
7. Western Collective Ego Remains Even After Individual Ego Is Surrendered
8. American Myth Undergoing Latest Crisis, Needs Dharmic Missionaries
9. How Gurus Must Prevent Collective U-Turns of Western Students
10. Deception & Multigenerational Inculturation Strategy of the Church to Convert Hindus

3) Dr Satyanarayan Das (organized into multiple topics):

S. No. Title of Video
1. History & Contributions of the Jiva Goswami Tradition
2. Can Dharmic & Abrahamic Traditions be Reconciled?
3. Indian Spiritual Traditions Demand Discipline, Rigor & Integrity
4. Provocative Speculation: Are Many Hindus Unfit for Hinduism?

4) Swami Nithyananda:

Interview 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07rLdtPRbEE

Interview 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNAHZpRl3go

5) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtD-Ro9OJRQ

6) Mahant Sri Narendra Giri, Head of Akhada Parishad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1BWeMbl1Q

7) Dr Subramanian Swamy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zr29r9gnq6A

8) Francois Gautier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kfvmj7QyAfQ

9) Sonal Mansingh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5sHrOViVq0

10) Madhu Kishwar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fhrU0xoCgk

11) Monica Arora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsq9jAEpAY8

12) Chamu Krishna Shastry:  https://www.facebook.com/RajivMalhotra.Official/videos/736041773215829/

13) General Bakshi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W3kmjNG_K8

14) R Nagaswamy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1RnPcyk_e0

15) Prof. R Vaidyanathan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDDNkLWPpUc

16) Mohandas Pai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZPY_rTJLU

17) Dr HR Nagendra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b96t52xbmO8