Brahmachari Mayuran is serving in the Ganapati Kulam for six weeks. He has been helping Arumugaswami with the work of making digital copies of the Agama books we have.
First he cuts off the spine of these books.
Then he runs the pages through our Xerox Photo copy machine which has the facility to turn these scans into PDF. Then you can put the books read the books easily on an iPad or eBook reader, if you know Devanagari and French of course. These are critical editions in our library produced by the French Institute of Indology in Pondicherry.
I remember when if we wanted the text of a book or document digitized we had to transcribe it to computer by keyboard. What a blessing to have the current imaging technology to preserve these important scriptures and teachings. Thank you.
"Ahimsa is called the mahavrata, the great vow." Not harming others, is three-fold: thought, word and deed. Because you see God in everyone you would not want to hurt anyone. And there is the law of karma: Everything that happens to us, positive or negative, we attract due to past action. Use proper channels when harmed; never retaliate. Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Tirukural, Gurudeva's teachings all give examples of how to avoid harming others. T-H-I-N-K.