Pravachan or Discourse is a formal and orderly expression of thought on a subject. It is also an extended mode of organizing knowledge, ideas or experience that is rooted in a language and its concrete texts. Generally it is referred to the expression of spiritual texts.
As we all extol the Lord as the Supreme being, He also represents an overwhelming presence of something that is omnipresent. God indeed is the source, the path and the end; the alpha and the omega. He is Anaadhi (beginning less) and Anantha (endless).
Even though he is in this abstract form He manifests or incarnates with a form for the benefit of His devotees.
The main objective of His incarnation is protecting the good and during the process quells the evil. He shows by example, as to how we ought to conduct ourselves in our day-to- day life.
These purposes for which the Lord manifests and incarnates himself have to be propagated to the people to guide the society in the path of righteousness.
For this He establishes a Guru-Sishya parampara where the student or the sishya inherits the knowledge from the Guru (teacher) and in turn passes it on to his next level. Each student in this chain after imbibing knowledge become scholars or Gurus in their own right.
The scholars or upanyasakars assume the responsibility to deliver to the people the tenets of Godhood.
During the process they lead the people towards the path of Bhakti or Devotion. The intensity of this Bhakti or devotion indeed matters during worship which eventually purifies the mind.
The alchemy that this dedication produces has to be experienced to be believed.
Various erudite scholars have joined the bandwagon to bring home the message of the Lord's superiority and the need to worship Him genuinely.
When these scholars lecture or do pravachan or upanyasa, they transmit the cosmic radiation, which has transcended from above during their personal experience. It is an occasion when we numb one end (our senses) to benefit the other (Soul).
It is an enthralling experience which is the only means of receiving the knowledge that liberates. This process helps us acquire a new dimension of faith and earnestness.
Understandably, more than listening to lectures, offering one act as genuine service attracts the Grace of God.
Sri U.Ve.Srinidhi Parthasarathi
Sri U.Ve.Srinidhi Parthasarathi belongs to the contemporary breed of pravachana-karas who relates the ancient spiritual texts to modern day living.
He is well versed in the Sanskrit language and educated and well trained in Vedas, Vedanta, Divyaprabandhas, Itihasa and the Puranas. It is easier to understand and comprehend some of the scriptures by listening to him, than reading it our-selves. Numerous viewpoints are given to a particular verse so as to appeal to all strata of the society. His discourses are indeed soul-inspiring.