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Spoken Sanskrit Residential Camp for Youth in United States by Samskrita Bharati

The Spoken Sanskrit Residential Camp for Youth in United States, named Shraddhaa 2008, will be conducted by Samskrita Bharati USA. Samskrita Bharati is a non-profit organization engaged in promoting Sanskrit – learning and speaking. Shraddhaa 2008 is the second annual East Coast spoken Sanskrit residential camp conducted by the organization exclusively for teenagers in the USA. All teenagers aged between 12 and 16 can attend the camp. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required. The camp will be held from June 22 to June 28, 2008, at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Saylorsburg. The fees are $350 for the first teen from each family, and $300 per subsequent teen from the same family. Fee includes lodging, food, teaching and materials for the duration of the camp.Sanskrit classes will be conducted by youth who have grown up in the US and has made Sanskrit a part of their daily lives. In the camp, the participants would engage in different activities like hiking, play sports, indoor and outdoor gam…

Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts on Violence and How to Get Rid of It

Fear, pleasure, sorrow, thought and violence are all interrelated. Most of us take pleasure in violence, in disliking somebody, hating a particular race or group of people, having antagonistic feelings towards others. But in a state of mind in which all violence has come to an end there is a joy which is very different from the pleasure of violence with its conflicts, hatreds and fears.If we know how to look at violence, not only outwardly in society but also in ourselves then perhaps we shall be able to go beyond it.To investigate the fact of your own anger you must pass no judgment on it, for the moment you conceive of its opposite you condemn it and therefore you cannot see it as it is. When you say you dislike or hate someone that is a fact, although it sounds terrible. If you look at it, go into it completely, it ceases, but if you say, ‘I must not hate; I must have love in my heart,’ then you are living in a hypocritical world with double standards. To live completely, fully in …