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Personal Introduction - New member

From: Kalyani Krishnamachari (
Date: Fri Jan 24 1997 - 13:33:02 PST


Namaskaram!  My name is Kalyani Krishnamachari.  I got interested in this
Bhakti group because my husband was getting hooked up to it every day!
Both of us work in Lucent Technologies in Naperville, Illinois and are
heavily involved with the religious activities in the Balaji Temple in 
Aurora, Illinois.  I am looking forward to reading a lot of enlightening
information through the Bhakti group emails.  In fact, this might open up
an avenue for me to ask some intriguing questions I have been having in my
mind. I am in the habit of reading Srimad Valmiki Ramayanam (almost every
day) and have read Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita (many times).  The more
I read, the more questions I have in my mind with no one to answer them.

Is a Vaishnavite wife's place only with the family (leaving it all to the 
husband to obtain answers to all these soul-piercing  questions) or can a
Vaishnavite wife keep whetting her curiosities about scriptures, asking
questions as and when they arise?  The latter would probably be considered
a taboo in India (at least the India I left in 1972).  I hope this
forum will allow me to freely ask my questions.

As Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to go seek a guru and get all the answers,
any one of you answering my questions will be considered by me as my guru.

Thank you,
Kalyani Krishnamachari