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Tirumazhisai Azhwar
Date: Wed Jan 08 1997 - 12:10:41 PST

Dear Members of the Bhakti List,

My post on Tirumazhisai Azhwar seems to have triggered off a debate about 
Jati and Varnashrama Dharma. Sri Mani has come down hard on Brahmins in 
general. I vehemently disagree with his position. To save the group from 
unnecessary back and forth exchange, I shall correspond with Sri Mani 
through private email on this issue.

To set the record straight, I was merely contributing information gained 
from Sriman Ramaswamy's narration of Navaneetam Swamigal's interpretation
of Tirumazhisai Azhwar's encounter with the Brahmins chanting of the Vedams. 
In this context, I was trying to relate the Azhwar being an Amsham of the 
Lord's Chakram to several aspects of the Chakram. The sources of my information 
about the Chakram are Swami Rangapriya and Sriman Santanagopalachar Swamigal 
(who was a great Upasakar of Sudarshana Narasimhar) from whom I have received 
Sudarshana MantrOpadesham. Due to the "gag order" of Santanagopalachar 
Swamigal, I cannot reveal many aspects of the Chakram. As a result, I can 
only reiterate that I stand by my writings from my previous post. I seek 
forgiveness for all inaccuracies, incorrectness or offensiveness 
in my posts. I do not want to distort anything that has been said by our 
Purvacharyas. Since my attempts to find the path of the Purvacharyas in this 
list serve as a distraction, I have resolved to leave the forum. 

Sriman Rengarajan posted an extremely informative and insightful article 
about the significance of Kumbhakonam, Bhaskara Kshetram and its 
Chakrathazhwar related aspects. I have made a note of the important 
Kshetrams mentioned in his article and I plan to take his article along with 
me when I visit Kumbhakonam. I cannot find enough words to express my 
appreciation and thanks for Sri Rengarajan's efforts.

I thank Mani for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the cyberspace 
Satsangam. As a result, I had a chance to meet several knowledgable and devout
Bhagavatas. I take this opportunity to specifically thank Srimans Anbil 
Ramaswamy, Sadagopan, Rengarajan, Dileepan, Jaganath Bharadwaj, Vijay 
Srinivasan, Sunder Kidambi and Tatachar for all their help and support for my 
humble attempts to disseminate Bhagavad Vishayam from my limited knowledge 
and understanding. Please note that I am not fishing for compliments or 

Namo Narayana,

Muralidhar Rangaswamy