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Re; Clarify Pls

From: alambda (alambda_at_netvigator.com)
Date: Fri Aug 17 2001 - 17:50:40 PDT

Dear Friends,
Namaskaram.
Thanks to everyone who has seen our Kalai issue as a thing that has to be
faced with courage and  kindness.  It is very clear that this unwanted
enemity among Kalais should be slowly diluted and eventually eradicated
atleast by the present generation, generation those who are on net, who
listen to others opinions.

We have to be a one strong Sri Vaishnava force, than a force that leads and
directs to Sanathana Dharma.   One writer was clearly to point out on the
word Hindu, being modern, religious notion, writer is absolutely correct. It
was a word actively promoted by the British Raj to divide and rule India,
and they succeeded in their motivation and it is sad, we still follow it.
It is my personal views that unless this Kalai issue is dealt with broad
mindedness, we will be in a state of sorry figure, blaming each other again
watching our history being manipulated and re-written by non-Kalais and
people of other faith.  Mind you friends,  it could be worse than British
Raj.

I am very happy to read many beautiful vakkiyam's from scriptures of  Sri.
Ramanujacharya and great Alwars.  I am thankful to Lord for giving me an
opportunity to read such good statements, with this wonderful tool, the Net.
But at the same, friends, we have to wake up to the fact many Sri.Vaishnava
childrens/Brahmin childrens needs help in terms of Education, Shelter, even
good story books to spend their summer in a useful manner.  So, I take this
opportunity to humbly request, with my head on your feet, please let us talk
about this issues too.  Those who are in a position to help, let us join
hands in anyway we can, and let us teach our next generation to survive.
Paropakaram is part of our teaching, and let us propagate it.  Lord Krishna
in Bhagavad Gita, says " Yogakshemam Vahamyaham" what a beautiful statement.
Another statement from Sri. Bhagavad Gita is;  parasparam Bhavayantaha
Sreyah Param Avapsyatha;- By mutual respect, and co-operation, and concern
for others well being, all of us will enjoy the highest good, both material
and spiritual.
Let us follow our own saying, which we pray very often:
Saha Na vavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
sahaviryam karavavahai

Yes, we Sri. Vaishnava's need  Sahaviryam Karavavahai, for this we need
first Saha Na Vavatu.. which we ultimately lead to
Ma Vidvishavahai.. Let us not hate each other.  Eventually, we say Om
Shanti, Shanti, Shantih

I also thank Shri. Diwar Kannan, for his guidance on Sri. Ahobilam and
Srirangam.

Wish you all a nice weekend.

Swathi


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