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A chance to do "Social Service" the Shrivaishnava Way!

From: Sheela Belur (
Date: Mon Jul 09 2001 - 04:20:37 PDT

SrimatE rAmAnujAya nama:

Dear Athmabhandus:

Most of you may be aware that Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Ramanuja Jeer
Swamy will soon be here in the USA to raise funds for building a
small town in Gujarat's earth-quake stricken area. His Holiness's way
is like a mother feeding medicine to a sick child i.e., a wise mother
who knows that medicine may not be liked by her child, mixes the
medicine with milk(and may be honey?) and feeds it. In this case,
"mother" is the Jeer swamy,  "milk" is the external bodily comforts
He is planning to provide for the masses affected in Gujarat and
finally the doctrine of Shrivaishnavism, that the people in the new
town will be exposed to gradually, is the "medicine" to make them
develop a desire to attain the ultimate "Kainkarya Shri" and get
redeemed of the horrors of the cycle of rebirth. As one can see, this
is "ultimate" social service that anyone can think of...

This is also a golden opportunity for all of us to contribute not
only to a "social" cause but towards the ultimate good of several

Alwar EmberumanAr Jeer tiruvadigalE saranam.

rAmAnuja dAsi

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