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On-going discussion on Temples and Deities
Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 07:22:49 PDT

Dear Members,

To an outsider, it may appear as if our Gods and Goddesses are competing
for first place in human recognition, and with them, the temples too in
which they are residing.  A closer reading however would reveal that the
competitors are only the Bhaktas who keenly desire for the supremacy of
the idol of their devotion.  Existing beyond all our egos and hence out
of reach of our ego, they silently listen to our words and communicate a
message to which we could pay heed:

"The Wise
Without taking credit, are accredited;
Without claiming, are acclaimed;
Not competing,
Find peaceful competence."

Adiyen Dasan
MK Krishnaswamy