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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Jan 16 1997 - 13:27:20 PST
Dear Members om the Group : I agree 100% with the sentiments expressed by Sri Srinivasan . I can not think of words to thank Sri Mani for the yeoman service that he is doing to keep us all united thru this special E-mail list . His sincerity to learn about our Sampradhayam and to serve the BhagavathAs does not need too much elaboration. Honest differences of opinion on subjects going back to many centuries can not and should not be considered as "Apachaarams " by any standards. Let us get on with the enjoyment of the contributions of the many talented and devout people of this group united by their devotion to do common service to the Divya dampathis and to learn about their Vaibhavams and the illustrious contributions of our AzhwArs and AchaaryAs . This is an appeal and not a judgemental statement . V.Sadagopan ---------- Forwarded Message ---------- From: "M Srinivasan", INTERNET:firstname.lastname@example.org TO: OM, INTERNET:BHAKTI@LISTS.BEST.COM DATE: 1/16/97 11:36 AM RE: Disagreement vs. Apachara Sender: email@example.com Received: from lists1.best.com (lists1.best.com [22.214.171.124]) by dub-img-5.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id LAA22375; Thu, 16 Jan 1997 11:17:49 -0500 Received: (from daemon@localhost) by lists1.best.com (8.8.4/8.7.3) id IAA21545 for firstname.lastname@example.org; Thu, 16 Jan 1997 08:06:19 -0800 (PST) Message-Id: <199701161606.IAA21545@lists1.best.com> From: "M Srinivasan" <email@example.com> Subject: Disagreement vs. Apachara Date: 16 Jan 1997 10:04:21 -0600 BestServHost: lists.best.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Errors-To: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org It pains me to see Sri. Mani being accused of bhaagavata apachaara. I do not know how many of us are fully familiar with all the writings (and other works) of all the great Acharyas so that nothing we have to say will not contradict some part of the body of such great works. If respectful disagreement is to be construed as bhaagavata apacahara, then there is not much room for philosophical or theological discussions in this group. It is acknowledged by many scholars that right from the time of Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja, there have been disagreements among subsequent acharyas on various philosophical matters. Does this mean we should accuse those acharyas with whom our acharyas may disagree of bhaagavata apachara? I do not think so. I think it is possible to try to refute an argument with a counter argument without accusing the proponent of apachara. I hope I am not just speaking for myself only when I say that Sri. Mani's kainkarya in organizing, maintaining and contributing to this group is held in very high regard. Dasan Srinivasan.