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Re: Traditional dates vs scienti
Date: Fri Dec 15 1995 - 15:03:28 PST

I accept Mani's arguments regarding the limited validity of
Pratyaksha Pramana and Aunmana Pramana.  As regards the dates, there
are still a large number of Srivaishnavas who accept the traditional.
 Since Mani says that devout Srivaishnavas do not accept traditional
dates, I shall ask someone to put this question to the Jeer of Sri
Ahobila Mutt and I shall accept whatever dates He  accepts.  At least
for the followers of Sri Ahobila Mutt, the Jeer is a Mukta Purusha
and His statements therefore come from Lord Hayagriva Himself.  I do
not know the other individuals.  As Mani himself pointed out there
have been individuals who claiming to be Srivaishnavas have attempted
to reduce the stature of Azhwars to Baddha jivatmas.  So one needs to
 be very careful about what one accepts.