With Lotus palm of right hand stretched out in a gesture of bestowing divine blessings & protection from Vighna – it is not for no reason that Lord Ganesh is known as Vighnaharta, destroyer of impediments
Rasa-s that the Bhagavad Gītā employs in its literary-aesthetic body-complex are varied –karuṇa, vībhatsa, vīr, bhakti – with śānta rasa often described as the ni–rasa or no-rasa at all, that pervades and transcends all others.
What makes us Hindu? Hindu tradition enjoins the sādhaka.The sādhaka explores his inner world with his sense-organs, specially honed for the purpose, to gain a direct, first-hand experience of his own true nature. This is the essence of traditional Hindu philosophy
Sreejit Datta is an educator, researcher and social commentator, writing/speaking on subjects critical to rediscovering and rekindling the Indic consciousness in a postmodern, neoliberal world.
Presently a fellow of the Rajeev Circle Scholars (RCS) Program – a prestigious book-writing fellowship offered by the Motwani Jadeja Foundation (Palo Alto, USA) – Datta is deploying his scholarly insights to write a monograph that will chronicle the history of revolutionary nationalism in Bengal during the early decades of the twentieth century from an emic viewpoint.
A poet,translator, and a trained musician, Datta hails from the city of Calcutta in the Indian state of West Bengal.