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Fwd: Re: [pA'ncarAtra - An Overview - Part 7.]

From: Narasimhan Krishnamachari (champakam_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 11:24:49 PST

Dear Devotees:

I meant to post the attached in the list, but it went only to SrI Hari
the first time I sent it out.  I am now submitting it for the general
readership.

-dAsan kRshNamAcAryan

--- Narasimhan Krishnamachari <champakam@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2000 11:04:24 -0800 (PST)
> From: Narasimhan Krishnamachari <champakam@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [pA'ncarAtra - An Overview - Part 7.]
> To: "M.S.HARI Madabhushi Sarangarajan Hari" <mshari@usa.net>
> 
> SrI Hari:
> 
> Thanks for your comments, which I have included in another posting. 
> I
> took the liberty to share your comments on the write-up in the list,
> since I thought it will benefit the readership.
> 
> Of and on, I had given the background of why I am submitting these
> write-ups on SrI pA'ncarAtra, but your note gives me another
> opportunity to clarify the background.  So, instead of responding to
> you in private mail, I am taking the liberty to give the reasons and
> backgrond for the write-ups in the list, so that I have had another
> chance to clarify the background to the rest of the members.  
> 
> I belong to the SrImad ANDavan ASramam.  I have the personal
> blessings
> of tirukkuDanthai SrI KaNNan svAmigaL, to which I attribute anything
> I
> am able to do by way of kaimkaryam.  I also have the personal
> blessings
> of SrI agnihotram rAmAnuja tAtAchAriar, who I know is a controversial
> figure in the SrI vaishNava circles.  The current write-ups are not
> part of what I learned from kAalakshepam, but more to fill a need
> that
> I had:  I had a lack of understanding of the two SrIvaishNava
> Agama-s,
> and so I took a modest step at reviewing a lot of existing literature
> and posted my summary for those who might benefit from it.  A lot of
> it
> comes from the book by SrI rAmachandra Rao of Kalpataru Research
> Academy.  So my write-up is not original work in any sense, nor is it
> a
> reflection of any specific school or AcArya.  I consider this a
> "review" article, using the scentific parlance to which I am somewhat
> exposed.  This does not represent any one school of thought, but is a
> collection of different views expressed by different people.  At some
> stage earlier, I had shared with the list members the references from
> which I am drawing the information.  I had also invited additional
> comments and remarks from the readership, because this was the spirit
> with which I started posting the item, namely, that others will share
> their knowledge as I post these, and I will benefit from this
> feedback.
> 
> I sincerely appreciate the feedback you provided through the personal
> mail, and I look forward to guidance and advice from others as well. 
> I
> also look forward to your detailed write-up on the pA'ncarAtra Agama,
> and if possible, on the vaikhAnasa Agama as well.
> 
> -dAsan kRshNamAcAryan
> 
> 
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