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Introduction

From: Murali Seshadri (murali_svsh_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 15:03:43 PDT

Srimathae Ramanujaya Namaha
Sri Vanamamalai Jeeyar Thiruvadigalae Charanam
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Hello All,

I got into this mailing list last week and here is a
short intoduction about me.

My native place is Pollachi in Coimbatore district,
Tamil Nadu. Aged 26, I am presently employed
in bay area, USA. Born in an orthodox Sri Vaishnavaite
family, I have a feeling that there is a wide gap that
exists between how we lead our day to day life 
(way we handle problems, situations etc..) and the
Great Vaishnavite philosophy of 'Charanagathi'. 
'Charanagathi' or 'Surrender' is not only something
that gives us 'Mokhsha' but also brings us happiness
at the present moment. (unmindful of the past and the
future, between which people linger most of the times)
- I mean "Immaikkum Marummaikkum ..". Surrendering
every breath, every moment - good or bad, to Narayana.

I guess He decides on how people should come to Him.
My first bump on this way (though I 've had child hood
educations on 'Sri Vishnu Sahasranama' etc..), came
when I did the 'Art of Living Course' sponsored by the
'Art of Living Foundation' - a non-profit, educational
foundation head quartered in Bangalore. This is a 6
day course spanning for 3 hours each day. Breathing
exercises, Yoga and Knowledge formed the three pillars
of this course. Talking about 
breathing exercises, I was taught Pranayama etc.. and
most importantly 'Sudarshan Kriya' which was indeed
something. Style of teaching been practised here
doesnt exactly follow our Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam
but I should say that it definetely increased my
interests and awareness on Sri Vaishnavam and its'
principles. Website is www.artofliving.org.

It feels great to be a part of this e-satsang. I am
sure I am going to learn a lot from you all and would
like to thank you all for that, in advance.

If you are aware of anyone in or around the bay area
that teaches 'Nalayira Divya Prabandham'- please
let me know.

Thats' my 'short' introduction :)

Adiyen Ramanujan Dasan,
Murali Sadagopan Seshadri

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