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Book – When I Saw Tirupati Balaji – Naham Kartha

New book, When I Saw Tirupati Balaji – Naham Kartha written by P V R K Prasad, a former Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), narrates the experiences he had while serving Lord Balaji at his abode in Tirupati Tirumala. The author strongly believes Naham Karta, Harih Karta – I am not the doer, Sri Hari is. He tries to find answer to some of the questions that arise in the mind of Venkateswara devotees and non-believers about Srihari or Tirupati Balaji. The book is published by Gyan Publishing House. P V R K Prasad’s memoirs in a Telugu Weekly was highly appreciated by Telugu readers. About the book from the words of the author.Regardless of what I did in the interests of devotees or TTD, I believe that all my actions stemmed from my innate belief: ‘Naham Karta, Harih Karta’ (I am not the doer, Sri Hari is). I merely recorded the events as they took place, with out imposing my views on readers. My experiences – some wonderful, some strange and incredible – trigger c…

Gandhiji Thoughts on Non Violence and Hinduism

My correspondent accuses me of the crime of using the ambiguous middle in that I have confused Truth and non-violence with the Hindu creed. The crime is deliberate. It is the good fortune or the misfortune of Hinduism that it has no official creed. In order, therefore, to protect myself against any misunderstanding, I have said Truth and non-violence is my creed.If I were asked to define the Hindu creed, I should simply say: search the Truth through non-violent means.A man many not believe in God and still call himself a Hindu. Hinduism is a relentless pursuit after truth and, if today it has become moribund, inactive, irresponsive to growth, it is because we are fatigued, and as soon as the fatigue is over, Hinduism will burst forth upon the world with a brilliance perhaps unknown before.Mahatma Gandhi Source: Hindu Dharma, Orient Paperbacks, Published 1991, page 18 and 19.