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From: arun_kumar_sridharan (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 23:16:14 PST

Dear Members,

              In the last few days there has been active discussion 
on the topic of caste and social justice.  A discussion on caste 
ought to really be part of a broader discussion on VarnAshrama 
Dharma.  Given the fact that a society based on varnAshrama hardly 
exists today, it seems to me that much of the present discussion on 
the classification and duties of different people is academic in 
nature.  For the spiritual aspirant, the essential question is this:  
What is dharma, and how do I practice it?  This is precisely the 
question that ought to be put at the feet of the present day 
AachAryAs. It is my opinion that many of our questions will be 
resolved in the process.

      This issue has been previously discussed in this forum, and 
hence I invite members to peruse the archival postings on this topic 
before adding to the present conversation.  Further, unless members 
have new insights on this sensitive topic, I suggest that the 
discussion be taken off-line.

AdiyEn RAmAnuja Daasan

Arun Kumar Sridharan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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