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From: KESHAVA PRASAD (103020.541_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Jan 13 1996 - 20:07:34 PST
Hello Fellow Dasas: It was indeed a pleasant surprise to have accidentally come upon Mani's E-mail address on the Internet. We are good family friends of Mani's parents and our friendship goes back many years. Unfortunately however, our relocation a few years ago made it difficult to keep each other informed of all the developments in the family and had lost track of Mani. It gives us great pleasure to meet him in this way and we thank him for adding our names to the "Bhakti" mailing list. Keshava & Bhargavi Prasad. I have been getting Bhakti E-mail and it has made interesting reading so far. I find that some discussions are too long and some of the others are strongly opinionated. This is not a problem however. Because I can bring my own opinions to the table. There is one little problem though. My knowledge of Srivaishnavism heritage and literature is limited. The practice of vaishnavism in my daily life is limited to Nityasandhyavandanams which I perform with great conviction and in detail. I am interested in increasing the depth of my knowledge about Srivaishnavism, its proponents and development and I believe that I can do that through my membership in the "Bhakti" forum. I am also interested in learning about contemporary efforts in spreading the message of Srivaishnavism in the context of "Melting Pot" philosophy of the multiculturism in which, we all play a part in one way or the other in this country. Depending on the feedback I get, I can bring you up-to-date with the activities of a group which has just launched a campaign to "revive" Srivaishanavism in this country. By the way, some of us are getting together tomorrow on a temple premises to observe "Koodarai Vellum". Those of us who are knowledgeable, are going to recite "Tiruppavai". Happy Pongal everyone ! Keshava Prasad......................103020,541@Compuserve.com.