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Fact or Fiction
Date: Mon Jan 19 1998 - 13:53:33 PST

Thanks to Dileepan for initiating this discussion.  Otherwise Mani would
not have written his thoughts on this subject!  Mani's position largely
reflects the opinion of most of us.  I think age is also a factor. As we
grow older some of our 'scientific way' of looking at things gives way to
the supra-natural and the super-sensuous.   Also true stories (even if they
are 50% true) like that of Adi Sankara's where he is rescued by Lakshmi
Narasimha, of Natha Munigal where he is blessed with the Divine presence of
Chakravarthi Tirumagan and several other instances from Ramanujacharya's
life is enough to show that there are realms beyond science and 'faith' is
the key.  When doubts and scepticism trouble us, we should remind ourselves
that Only Bhagavan can reveal to us what is true and what is not.

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan