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Re:Official rebukes directed at Sri. Sampath Kumar

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 08:16:14 PST

Dear Bhagavatas

I am sorry that the reply of Sri Sampathkumar in response to an innocuous 
query of a bhagavata (which I forwarded to him) on the apparent redundancy of 
the word "methenra" followed by "pancha sayanathin", had created some 
resentment. 

Even the Vyakhyana Chakravarthi would not have ventured to stifle further 
interpretations by researchers of posterity, as if, his was the last say in 
the matter. 

In fact, numerous Achrayas and research scholars after the times of PV Pillai 
have added and are continuing to add to the richness of interpretations 
almost perennially. 

This fact does not trivialize or detract from the eminence of PV Pillai's 
thoughtful inputs.

I think that it was Abraham Lincoln who said something like this:
" I hate your views but I will fight the whole world to see that your views 
are heard"
Let us develop this tolerance in listening to what others have to say.

I am one of those who appreciates a different view point that is ORIGINAL*so 
long as it is NOT REPUGNANT to the established Vyakhyanams of Poorva and 
Prakritam Acharyas*.  This latter part is important.

And, Sri Sampathkumar's explanations do just this and I would like to thank 
him for this.

Dear Sri Sampthkumar, Please carry on, but remember the rider mentioned above.

Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy