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Re: social justice

From: TV Venkatesh/FXSLF/SEC/SANMAR (tvv1_at_sanmargroup.com)
Date: Sun Jan 20 2002 - 20:22:31 PST

srImathE rAmAnujAya namaha
srImadh varavara munayE namaha

Dear Sri Garga Rsi das,

The incident you have described is just a story of a man, who has
completely not understood the vEdAs. Nowhere in your message it is said
that, the landlord is a vedic scholar. If he is a true scholar, that man
would not have committed such a daring misdeed and blame it on karma.
Probably he was one of the many "supression minded" landlords, of whom,
unfortunately, there are many in India (A bitter fact)

Also, trying to understand the vEdAs, from the misdeeds of one ignorant
landlord is completely absurd. As quoted by another member of this forum
aptly, an anectode is not the complete tradition. Also the anectodes are
not always traditionally correct. What I mean to say is that though this is
an anecdote quoted by you, this is traditionally incorrect.

May be true that the vEdAs doesn't talk much about the love and that they
only talk about knowledge and karma. But go through the outpourings of
AzhwArs, which is nothing but the essence of vEdAs. It is love, love and
love only. It is love on part of god. It is love on part of his devotees.
It is love on part of even the achEtana vasthus.

The Brahma SutrAs are nothing but the essence of the vEdAs and the
upanishads. Sri rAmAnuja wrote commentary for this, which is known as "Sri
BhAshyam". Nobody has been able to challenge the interpretations made by
Sri rAmAnuja on the Brahma Sutras. SwAmy azhagiya maNavALa perumAL nAyanAr,
in His magnum opus "AchArya Hrudayam" ( This is an unparalleled work, which
describes the entire thiruvAzimozhi with respect to the rahasyAs entrained
in it) says that " idhu koNdu Sri bhAshaykArar sUtrangaLai orunga viduvar".
It means, Sri rAmAnuja explains the brahma sUtras with the help of AzhwAr's
works.

Sri Vachana BhooshNam a very authentic rahasya grantha by Sri piLLai
lOkAchAryar ( Incidentally he is the elder brother of the above referred
Sri azhagiya maNavALa peruMaL nAyanAr) gives, vivid references to many
AzhwAr's works regarding the love that should shown to all kinds of human
creations. He even compares the vEdas to AzhwAr's works in this aspect.

In dEsika prabhandam, Swamy dEsikar brings this point out clearly by saying
that "seyya thamizh mAlaigaL nAm theLiya Odhi, theLiyAdha maRai nilangaL
theligindrOmE". Meanz, the AzhwAr's works, gives out the clear meaning of
the, otherwise difficult to understand portion of the vEdAs.

So please be informed that Sri Vaishnavism, the "parama vaidhika matham" is
full of love. All said and done, it should be remembered that due the wider
terminology used as "hinduism" many misinterpret the vEdas and find fault
with it. If only, people take time to understand the vEdas thorougly, then
this question will never arise.

Finally, if one wants to find fault with vEdas and Sri Vaishnavism or
Hinduism in turn, they can do it in anyway they want. But to appreciate
them, one should learn them from an AchAryA who is well versed in it.

AzhwAr emberumAnAr jeeyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam
adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh






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