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From: P. Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.BITNET)
Date: Wed May 18 1994 - 12:35:23 PDT

First, I would like to thank Mani for setting up this group.  I am new to
the net-world.  The only person I know in this group is Mani and that too
through the Internet.  In the interest of making this group a little less
impersonal I would like to provide some details about myself here.

I came to this country in 1978 as a graduate student.  I graduated from
U of Houston in 1984 in the field of Management Science.  After a year
of experimenting in India I joined the faculty of U of TN at Chattanooga.
Malathy, my wife, and I have two children, Aravind (13) and Amirtha (11.)

BTW, I like Mani's musing about the name for this group.  It is my
understanding that the Lord gave us the path of prapatti in the sarama
sloka of Sri Geetha with the mortals such as ourselves in mind
who find the path of karma, gyana, and bhakti too demanding.  It is this
age old religion of prapatti that Sri Ramanuja brought back to popular
practice.  Therefore I vote to change the name to PRAPATTI from BHAKTI, if
that is possible and if the others feel likewise.