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My Master, Swami Brahmananda
Reminiscences by Swami Prabhavananda
Culled from Lectures Transcribed by Swami Krishnananda
Edited by Gopal Stavig

The Making of a Devotee by Swami Vidyatmananda (John Yale) is a frank and  fascinating personal memoir which is a also a treasure trove of first-hand accounts of many of the literati and luminaries who populated the emerging Vedanta Society of Southern California.   

Christopher Isherwood & Vedanta
an article from American Vedantist

J.D. Salinger & Vedanta 
an article from American Vedantist

Kali's Child Revisited or 
Didn't Anyone Check the Documentation?

This 173 page article by Swami Tyagananda and Pravrajika Vrajaprana of the Ramakrishna Order is a precursor to a more extensive book, Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kâlî's Child Revisited, coming this fall, that examines the accuracy of J. Kripal's assertions laid out in his book Kali's Child.  Swami Tyagananda is the head of the Vedanta Society of Boston and the Hindu Chaplain at MIT. Pravrajika Vrajaprana is a member of the Santa Barbara Vedanta Convent. 

Review: Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited  (by Swami Tyagananda & Pravrajika Vrajaprana)
A Review by William Page,
an article from American Vedantist

For the Historic Record  by Jon Monday
Research of Swami Vivekananda's visit to the West, published by American Vedantist
Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1997

Swami Vivekananda and Liberation Theology 
by Gopal Stavig, Bulletin of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture (Nov-Dec. 2009), pp. 509-15, 556-59
Three Articles by Gopal Stavig

It is well-known that there are many similarities between the Babylonian and Hebrew creation and flood stories found in the Old Testament. What has been overlooked in over a century of Bible research is that the Indian creation and flood narratives are as close to those of the Babylonian as are the Hebrews (see “Historical Contacts Between Ancient India and Babylon”*); and the Indian creation and flood stories are as similar to the Hebrews as are the Babylonian (see “India and the Biblical Old Testament”**). Since the historical records are incomplete, it is difficult to prove which of these three ancient civilizations had these stories first. - Gopal Stavig, 2015

*Historical Contacts between Ancient India and Babylon 
by Gopal Stavig, Journal of Indian History (Platinum Jubilee Volume) (2001), pp. 1-16

**India and the Biblical Old Testament
by Gopal Stavig, Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute 80 (1999), pp. 77-94

Historical Contacts Between India and Egypt Before 300 A.D. 
By Gopal Stavig, Journal of Indian History (1989-92), pp. 1-22

Opinion
The Limits of Mental Models  by Jon Monday
Originally Published in Vedanta Kesari April 2003
The Gospel of Chomsky  by Jon Monday
Originally Published in Vedanta for East & West, UK 
February 2005
I Saw Swamiji on TV Last Night  by Jon Monday
an article from American Vedantist March 1998
A Personal Lesson about Time by Jon Monday
Originally Published in Vedanta for East & West, UK 
February 1994

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