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From: gururaj rao (gurugem_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 23:04:29 PST

Dear Sri Malolan Cadambi, Sri Lakshmi kumar
and Sri Mohan TL

I have read with lot of interest your
recent writings in the Bhakthi list.
I may not agree entirely with your
views, nor I intend imposing my
views on you.But I have the following
candid observations:
1) I definitely agree that this is a
forum wherein you would like to predominantly
discuss Sri Vaishnavism ( Vishistadvaita).
We are like guests at your forum, and please bear
with us, if we have little bit of a divergent
view. Tolerance is a great Virtue.
Very important, we are also learning a lot from
this forum.
2) Basically followers of every Acharya
feels his is the best and is the true interpretation
of Vedas. We, with our limited faculties, there
is know way we can say, who is correct
and who is wrong.
3) Born in an extremely orthodox Madhwa
Brahmin family, I was taught that Madhwa’s
teachings are the best, and only Madhwas
can attain Mukthi. When I was a young boy
I was totally confused and did not agree
with this concept of ours. I used to think
how can this be, everybody feels his
is the best. 
I will give you another example, Protestants feel
Catholics are no good . And Protestants feel they
truly represent Christainity. Who represents true
Christainity nobody knows.
4) This is where I agree with Sri Mohan
wherein he says Anubhavam is more
important.You please tell me
which of the three Acharays the
following Bhakthas followed,
You have Sri Tulasidas in the north,
You have Jalaram Bapa in Gujarath,
You have Sant Tukaram in Maharastra,
You have Saint Thyagraja in the South.
You mean to say they were not 
Bhagawath Bhaktas. Not to forget
Sri Shirdi Saibaba, or Guru Nanak.
You mean to say whatever they preached
was wrong and they had no following.

Please donot mistake this message
of mine. 

TO CONCLUDE : I FEEL WE  SHOULD FOLLOW
THE FAITH IN WHICH WE ARE BORN, AND LEARN
TO RESPECT OTHER FAITHS ALSO.

Not to forget Sri Vishnu’s LilAs are Achinthya
and Adbhuta. He is capable of lifting anybody
with his Devine Grace. Nobody can have a Monopoly
over Lord Vishnu. 
You see Ravana was a great Pundit a great
Scholar, with all this he did a wrong thing,
by abducting Mata Sita. I am not going into
merits of this, he (Ravana) was born under
curse and is a Vishnu Bhaktha and all that,
all this every body knows. But what I want
to say is with all his Panditya, he has the 
wrong Anubhawams, and he did wrong things.

Anubhawams are preordained, we get the
Right Anubhawams only with the devine
Grace of Lord Sri Hari.
With regards
Sri KrishnArpana Masthu
NS Gururaj



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