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From: Raghu Mudumba (ramudu_at_us.ibm.com)
Date: Mon Dec 22 1997 - 08:19:48 PST
HI, >>> >>> I noticed that many messages have references to Tamil. I am from >>> Hariyana, and am totally ignorant of the Tamil language. >You will not find many/any references to bhakti literature from >North India - that discussion is considered outside the 'scope of this list'. Bhakti is incessant love and hence knows no language. To let others know what Bhakti can do and how great "it" is great people/avatars have passed on their experiences for the good of this world, in the form of compositions. So if someone is willing to share the greatness of Bhakti (which is language independent) he or she should be encouraged. So please share with us the great experiences that you can think of. A person can be an "authority" in a particular language but is never the "owner" of a lanaguage. The first thing that needs to be shed before even experiencing bhakti is "ego". "EGO" is a three lettered word which tells us "Experience God Otherwise". So if one can shed ego which can be any form- ego due to position, status, knowledge, language, birth, caste et.al one can experience God. Please correct me if I am wrong. Jai Sreemannarayana Raghuram r.d.