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Re: KamalHassan's diatribes

From: Vivek Devarajan (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 20:47:37 PDT

Dear Mr. Subramanian ,
  Yes, I agree with You. I was deeply pained
to Learn about the Kamal Hassan Interview. 
  I come from a Sri Vaishnava family, and I was
sad to see Kamal Hasan speak so badly about the
glorious Sri-Vaishnava tradition.
Unfortunately, this is the Dark age of Kali-Yuga,
and the Srimad Bhagavatam predicts a gradual decline
in people's faith in God/Religion/Vaishnavism.
  But according to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, there 
is going to be a 10,000 year Golden age period where there
will be Vaishnavas, despite the bad influence of Kali Yuga.
For this 10,000 year period, Sripad Ramanujacharya Predicted
 as follows :---
  "The pure devotion to Sri Hari
devoid of karma and jnana will grow and grow like a banyan
tree, teaching everyone who takes shelter."
 (Prapannamrta tarpana - last chapter).
  So we must take shelter, and we must remember the painstaking 
efforts taken by great acharyas like Sripad Ramanujacharya, Sripad Yamunacharya, to spread
vaishnavism among the people, and we must 
always glorify them, since they are most dear to the Lord. So the
Lord will be pleased if we follow their instructions.
Best Regards,

Subra Manian wrote:
> Respected members of this list,
> Pranams !
> I am not sure if this information can be posted here, but still I am posting as I felt pained
> after seeing/listening to an interview by actor KamalHassan.
> On Aug-15th , there was an interview in one of the popular tamil tv channels where in Kamal was
> interviewed by Lyricist Vairamuthu. While Kamal had advocated his feelings many a times in his
> earlier interviews about his non-beliefs in God/religion/brahminism/Vaishnavism, this is the first
> time I saw him speaking like this.
> While everyone have their right to practice their belief (or rather non-belief), people with
> powerful voices (or rather acceptance) are expected to show restraint.
> He talked about why he refused to undergo upanayanam when it was planned by his father, he need
> not have used phrases like 'I did not need an aid to scratch my back in the bathroom' kind of
> language and talking ill about srivaishnavism as well.
> Being a born-Srivaishnavite, he could have been more subtle in his language. His double standards
> stand well exposed when he uses the same religion/brahminism/vaishnavism in his movie roles to
> further commercial interests.
> When a person like him (who can influence lots of youngsters through his actions) is using such
> language against his own born-religion/sect, it is likely that many youngsters of this age are
> likely to get influenced by this type of double-speaks.
> All the opinions above are my opinions (IMHO!)
> Not sure if other senior members of this list concur with this.
> best regards
> Subramanian
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