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Question from Murali Krishna

From: muralikrishna gurram (muralikrishna_iitd_at_yahoo.co.in)
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 02:19:38 PDT

           SrimatE rAmAnujAya nama:
               
             Jai Srimannarayana

Respected Bhagavathas,
     Pranamams.
     I have a genuine question about what was happened
at Vaikuntanath Swami Temple, New Delhi where H.H.
Srirangam Srimad Andavan  Sri RangaRamanuja
Mahadesikan has been observing 13th Chaturmasya
sankalpam. As usual I went to temple on last saturday
to offer my pranamams and take his divine blessings. I
observed an incident just before having Prasadam.
A five year old "street child" came and sat in the
devotees line to have Prasadam. The innocent boy was
not dressed neatly like other devotees and seemed to
be a beggar. Immeadiatly, a devotee who was wearing
big and holy Tirunamas came to this child and sent him
out of the Temple and told him to take Prasadam later
on. I was deeply disappointed by this incident.
    
     My question is:
Why was the boy not allowed to take prasadam along
with other devotees? 
Was there any mistake done by the devotee?
If it was a mistake, where was the actual origin of
the mistake?
     Another related question is:
What are the essential qualities of being a vaishnava?

  
   I believe in all of you  and I am expecting a
convincing answer from Respected Vaishnavas.

   Please accept my apologies if any mistakes are
there in my language hurting any of you directly or
indirectly.

Adiyen Ramanujadasan
Murali Krishna  @IIT delhi.


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