Svāmī Brahmānanda Sarasvatī passed away in 1953, but he had not clearly 
indicated his successor. This immediately caused a problem, as he had 
initiated a number of disciples into Saṃnyāsa. 

A few weeks after he passed away, a will was found, according to the 
terms of which, a disciple called Svāmī Śāntānanda Sarasvatī was named 
as the first choice for succeeding to the Jyotirmaṭha title. 

However, many followers of Brahmānanda Sarasvatī were satisfied neither with 
the credentials of Śāntānanda, nor with the 
validity/authenticity of the will. Perhaps, the doubts about the will were 
themselves based partly upon the perception that Śāntānanda 
was not a good choice for successor.
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 From: "Share Long [FairfieldLife]" 
To: "" <> 
Sent: Monday, November 3, 2014 7:20 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] The More Proper Pronunciation of Maharishi

Lawson, I'm a little curious: were there any politics involved in the choosing 
of a successor for Guru Dev?

 From: " [FairfieldLife]" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] The More Proper Pronunciation of Maharishi

Professor Anoop Chandola: "What about that 'maharishi' who is with the Beatles? 
Is he legitimate?"

Swami Shantananda Saraswati, hand-picked successor to Swami Brahmanda Saraswati 
(first Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath in 165 years): "Let me put it to you this 
way: he would be my first choice as my successor, but they won't allow it due 
to the caste laws."

You may think that MMY was a charlatan, but Gurudev's hand-picked successor did 


---In, <mjackson74@...> wrote :

Maharishi is a title he didn't deserve. I call him Mahesh Prasad Varmint.

 From: "dhamiltony2k5@... [FairfieldLife]" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 2, 2014 9:53 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] The More Proper Pronunciation of Maharishi

Sanskrit it is more correctly said,  
More properly this decidedly is Not pronounced, Mahahorsie

Americans and many westerners not knowing any better use a hard “s” which is 
too often flat or broad and wrong.
Vedic is a softer “s”.
Vedic 'r' is retroflex too, which is very unAmerican.
the seemingly affected version that one may hear around the TM movement which 
somewhat European is more correct.

Now, as like with bija mantras and properly adjusted pronunciation it is also 
important how you use the mantra.  Yet as with the proper mantra but with 
improper pronunciation also no wonder people go crazy.  Care that you not 
mangle proper names in usage.      
Guru Dev,

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