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Sri.Sadagopan, Sri.Anbil Swamin
Date: Fri Jan 14 2000 - 11:36:09 PST

Sri Raamajayam
Sri GopAla DEsika MahaDEsikaya Namaha

It is indeed our greatest blessing to have Sri.Sadagopan 
and Sri.Anbil Swamin amidst us, sustaining/magnifying our 
Acharya/Poorvacharya words in all righteousness
and inspiring numerous Bhagavathaas into Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya.  

Sri.Sadagopan has been contributing in all possible ways to our 
Sampradaya(Material, Spiritual and Musical Kaimkaryam) as is our 
Anbil Swamin on Acharya Anubhava/Bhashya.  They are like the Crown 
and the Paadhuka of our Lord(perhaps both should be referred to as 
the Paadhukas for us, as we consider Paadhuka Sevai dearer in our 

Of course there is a new wave of Sri Vaishnavas emerging in Sri.Mani, 
Sri.Muralidhar Rangaswamin, Smt.Praveena, Smt.Nagu Satyan, 
Smt.Hemamalini Sridhar and our very own Sri.Madhavakkannan  
who have all been inspiring a lot of Bhagavathaas and have 
salvaged them from a sinful & material life(Adiyen).

On this Pongal, we should thank Sriman Naarayana(Prakrutham Acharya) 
for bestowing us with the light and continued radiance for the years 
and centuries to follow.

Regarding Sri.Venkat's disappointment of fall in Vedic virtues, 
Adiyen strongly feel the other way.   There is a stronger generation
 emerging, and we still have great Acharyas like Sri.Poundareekapuram 
Srimad Andavan, Srimushnam Srimad Andavan, Sri.Prakrutham Azhagiya 
Singhar, Sri.Parakala Mutt Swamin, Sri.Vanamaamalai Jeeyar, 
Sri.Rangapriya Swami who are all strong exponents of Vedas/Prabandham 
and have strong Anushtaanam and Vairaghyam to lead us to eternal 
happiness.  There are other Bhagavathaas like Sri.Anantha Rangachar, 
Sri.Anantha Nrusimhachar, Sri.Mannargudi Srinivasan, Sri.Alwar, 
Sri.Karunakaran Swami, Sri.Velukkudi Krishnan, Sri.Bhuvaraghavachariar 
Swami apart from the Bhagavathaas I mentioned above, who will continue 
to hold the torch of Pramaanas for future generations.  Sri.Venkat, 
Adiyen have noticed Vedic scholars even among young and accomplished 
people in the Bay Area, like Srinivasan Iyengar(Yajur Vedas),
 Sri.Balaji(Ruk Veda -Arizona) and aspiring scholars like Sri.Muralidhar
 Rangaswamy(Saama Veda), Sri.Mani(Yajur Veda), Sri Maha Vishnu Vinjamuri 
and a huge contingent of small boys and teens interested in learning 
Vedas.  And of course there are small people like Adiyen, who 
would be pleased to do Paadha Kaimkaryam to these great souls.  So 
please be happy, the future is bright and Perumaal will always 
create/show/sustain the ways for eternity.  If Swamin is still not 
convinced, Adiyen would suggest, Swamin to invite and start a Sri 
Vaishnava Sathsangham in your area, you would be happy to see the 
involvement in the current/future generations and in return we 
could benefit from a wealth of Sath Vishayam.  Of course if there 
are specific ills in our society(like materialistic Vadhiyaars, 
Archakas..., lack of respect/appreciation of Vedic scholars)
we could all work towards reforming the system(by our example).

Adiyen Sri Raamanuja Daasan,

Sudarsana Dasosmi