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Thanks !

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Tue Dec 31 1996 - 04:49:33 PST

Dear Members of the Bhakthi Group :

During the last few days , I have received many public 
and private mailings  encouraging me to continue the 
Kaimkaryam of posting information on the Bhagavadh
Vishayam . The quality of the feedback has been so 
positive that  it is clear to me that my decison to continue to
share what little I know on the Kula Dhanams of our heritage
is the right thing to do . I feel honored by your most sincere and 
true expression of affection and respect and thank you all for 
your welcome feedbacks .

As a participant in the recently concluded sathsangam at Buffalo ,
I enjoyed listening to the moving and informative presentations by
the talented and devout speakers . It became clear to me then 
that there can not be enough  information of this kind available 
to all of us , unless each of us share whatever we know about 
Bhagavath Ramanuja Darsanam and "instruct " each other 
as stated by one of our AcharyAs: Parasparam Bodhayantha :

I will approach my service to the Divya Dampathis in that mode and 
look forward to exchanges of information that will enrich our mind,
clarify it and lay the tracks for additional journeys in the vast land 
of our sampradhayaam based on the PrasthAna Trayam and the TriveNi
of Naalayira Divya Prabhandham , Paancharaathra 
and Vaikaanasa Agamams.

The rich experience of participation in the Buffalo Sathsangam
was a personally enriching experience for me for a number of 
reasons :(1) the opportunity to meet some of the talented and devout 
members from Buffalo, New York  and from the other states as well
as Canada (2) the opportunity to listen to thought-provoking presentations
by the speakers (3) the opportunity to witness Dhanur Maasa AarAdhanams
conducted in the most traditional manner (4) the opportunity to learn about  the

children performing a play on ThiruppANAzhwar's AmalanAdhipirAn, Thiruppavai 
as well as recitation of SudarsanAshtakam and its meaning ET AL . The
sathsangam was a pioneering effort that  was masterfully conceived and 
competently executed with the valued contributions of many volunteers ,
who gave geenrously their time and energies. The impact was 
unique and exhilarating . Srimans Anbil Ramaswamy ,
Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan , Sampath Rengarajan , Murali Ranaswamy .
Bharadvaj Jaganathan, CidAmbi Sriram  of our group backed up 
strongly by  the highly motivated friends of 
Sriman Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan at Buffalo made this pioneering  event  
a resounding success. Many  new friendships were made and old 
friendships were strengthened during this memorable occasion .  
Participation at that meeting and the interactions there once again convinced me
to 
continue my postings in the spirit of sharing of and learning about our 
rich inheritance. 

I take pleasure to wish all fellow members and their family a Healthy ,
Happy and Prosperous New Year .

V.Sadagopan