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Re: Instructions for the neophyte

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Jul 13 1998 - 18:38:07 PDT

Ram Gopalaswamy wrote:
> Dear VaishNavas,
> 
> Mind has a tendency to speculate on its own; it does not seem to want to
> just accept the authority of sadaacaaryas, bhaagavatas, zaastras and
> the Supreme Bhagavaan.

But I ask in turn, is speculation in and of itself
an evil? By speculation, I do not mean daydreaming, but
informed speculation based on intelligence and 
investigation. Is this so wrong? 

Are not the inspired musings of Yajnavalkya or Tirumazhisai 
Alvar themselves types of speculations?

All are requested to respond.

Mani

P.S. Please do not simply quote some text as an answer
to this question. That defeats the purpose of this 
discussion!