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From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Sun Jan 07 1996 - 15:28:56 PST
I would like to welcome Sri. Vidyasankar to our group. Based on the articles I have read by him elsewhere, I think the level of scholarship of this group has taken a quantum jump up with his inclusion. He may not know it, but Sri Vidyasankar is partly responsible for the formation of this group. Almost two years ago there was a discussion about "tat thvam asi," under the subject header aprudhak Siddhi, I think. In this context, a few learned individuals of Sri Vaishnava persuasion, like Sri. Krishna Prasad, Sri. Sudharsana Iyengar, and Sri. Mani, exchanged e-mails. To continue such discussions and to extend the scope, Mani established this group while he was at Stanford. I am glad that Sri. Vidyasankar is now a part of this group. I do hope he will present the advaithic POV as and when he feels appropriate, hopefully often, for our edification. Let me also express my hope that there is no aversion for controversy among us, but aversion only for incivility. -- Parthasarati Dileepan p.s. The "aprudhak siddhi" e-mail exchanges must be available in the bhakthi archives, right Mani?