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Re: Swadharma

From: M.S.HARI Madabhushi Sarangarajan Hari (mshari_at_usa.net)
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 15:49:00 PST

Dear SrI Aravind Gopalan <balaji_gop@yahoo.com>,

I am delighted to get to know about your interest in
SrI VaishNavam, Vaidika-dharmam. The amount of importance
that you have attached to SrImath Bhagavath GeethA's
divine order is interesting. I appreciate your interest.

You have written:
> I don't do anything other than daily reciting
> ThirupallAndu, Vishnu Sahasranam, Hayagriva slokam and
> Sundarakandam(kanto 36). Nothing more! 

Please add doing sandyAvandanam three times (morning, afternoon 
and evening) daily without fail. sandyAvandanam is a AgnyA karma and it 
cannot be skipped. Without doing this, a dvija has no eligibility
to do other karmas. A dvija who has failed to do sandyAvandanam
is not even eligible to enter VishNu's temple. Even if you
fail to recite all the things that you have listed, please do not fail
to do sandyAvandanam three times daily. The classification of 
karmas into AgnyA and anugnyA must be comprehended. I am not against
anugnyA karma but I stress that AgnyA karma is mandatory. 

For more details please refer the following link where I have
written some more points regarding the same subject:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Visistadvaita_Shree_Vaishnava_Shree/message/92

You wrote:
> I feel very guilty of not following His advice in Gita. 
> I don't think I will get chance to learn directly  from
> AchAryas. I would like to have advise from you all.

If you start doing your nitya karma with sAtvika tyAgam, 
SrI GeethAchAryan SrIman NArAyaNan will surely bless you 
and you will reach SrI VaishNava AchArya sannadhi. 

Thanks & Regards
M.S.HARI rAmAnuja dAsan (mshari@usa.net)

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