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Re: Love vs. legalism in Vaishnavism?

From: Venkatesh Elayavalli (elayavalli_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Aug 14 1999 - 07:37:30 PDT

>
>Suffice it to say that ritual is *involved* in SaraNAgati (we prostrate
>before God as a sign of surrender, do we not?), but ritual is not
>*primary*.
>

Dear Sri mani,

I guess, I should have qualified the term "ritual" as per
my understanding.

The correct usage would be "limited ritual as required by
one's acharya". Is it not true that the one's birth status
requiers certain rituals, for example, Bhramins are
required to perform more rituals then the non-bhramins,
seeking refuge?

Best regards.

Venkatesh


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