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Acharam - Its relevance to modern times

From: Vijay Srinivasan (
Date: Tue Jan 02 1996 - 08:31:44 PST

Dear Friends:

One question that bothers me a lot is the following:

The system of acharam evolved by our great acharyas- Does it continue to have 
any relevance today.  If you say we can only accept a small part of it, how 
would one decide what to accept and what to reject.  Please do not forget to 
remind yourself of what Vyasa Bhagawan had said: " Achara Prathamo Dharma: 
dharmasya prabhu achuta:". 

I look forward to a lively discussion, which hopefully could sow the seeds for 
evolving a neo-vaishnavitic system of acharam.