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Re: Re; Clarify Pls

From: alambda (
Date: Thu Aug 23 2001 - 21:07:01 PDT

Dear Friend,

Thanks for your thougtful reply.

So, we all know the issue of Kalai's and certainly we cannot point others
for our infight, I agree with you , so, let us take the next bold step,
(atleast on the web to start with)  how to tackle it??, for the future
generations to be one.

Your reply saying all childrens needs basic life style and not just brahmin
childrens is what is in my heart too. I feel the same, but we also know the
fact, we have to learn first to walk before we run.  Same way, it is easy
handle this issue with group of people I am addressing now,and it is also
easity  acceptable in the Brahmin community Once they know there is more
happiness in it, it will be spreading automaticlly to every childrens, and
not just brahmins.



----- Original Message -----
From: Mani Varadarajan <>
To: alambda <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: Re; Clarify Pls

> alambda writes:
> > 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
> > and they succeeded in their motivation and it is sad, we still follow
> > 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
> > watching our history being manipulated and re-written by non-Kalais and
> > people of other faith.
> Dear Swathi,
> Unless I am misunderstanding, the above paragraph blames outside
> forces for the kalai controversy within Sri Vaishnavam. Frankly,
> we need to point fingers only at ourselves for our sorry state.
> No other villains, certainly not the British nor outside religiou
> groups, are responsible for the hate-mongering and bitter rivalry
> that is seen in Divya Desams today.  All who are responsible bear
> the thirumaN and SrI-cUrNam of the Sri Vaishnava sampradAya.
> > I am very happy to read many beautiful vakkiyam's from
> > scriptures of Sri.  Ramanujacharya and great Alwars. [...]
> > 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.
> And not just brahmin children, but *all* children need food,
> education and shelter. Making our net cover everyone with
> our love will put in practice the truth 'atas tad AnukUlyam
> me kartavyam iti niScayaH'.
> With regards,
> Mani

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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