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From: V. Chandrasekaran (vcs_at_wipinfo.soft.net)
Date: Wed Jul 29 1998 - 02:44:56 PDT
Dear Bhagavathas, adiyEnin paNivAna namaskAram. This is with regard to the recent post reply by Sri Dileepan. > such as Samanam and Saivam. One Azhvaar goes to the extent of > saying that he will make it his duty to cut off their heads. > > If this note causes any hurt please accept my apologies. Is this not preaching intolerance towards other darmas and isn't adorning such ideas fundamentalism? What difference lies here between this doctrine and that of today's islamic countries? Sri Dileepan, pls. don't put such quotes for others to read (others here includes Sri Vaishnavas). These kind of posts more cause sympathy than they hurt. Of what use is asking and accepting apologies when the Truth itself is ignored! Though the author has agreed his incapacity in approving and disapproving the doctrine proposed by the original author of the subject post "Bhakti", I would like to say a few words here: We should keep in mind that we don't even have deserving authority to chide the pAda rENu of the holy saints of other darmas. It is not justified admiring any saint who intends to cause violence to or severely criticizes followers of other darmas. Won't it only mean that he hasn't understood the concept of darma etal. in the purest form? If that saint gives so much importance to his samayam that he is forced to criticise and go the extent that he would even kill the followers of an anniya darma, it is really a pitiable state that he didn't only forget his goal but also trespassed other's path to the same goal. [ He is as bad a sinner as the Chola king who plucked the eyes of a disciple of Srimad Ramanuja for worshipping Narayana. ] - thAn thamadhu aRatthil ozhugin piRa sindhanai koLLAr? uNmai gna~nam thOnRin nAnavarivar enum vERRumai ninayAr. avarE iRaivan thoNdar avarE adiyavar AvAr. - It's so beautiful and encouraging that in the end, after all this turmoil of thoughts and confusions the Truth prevails in all its glory just the same way as the sUrya oLi kraNangaL and the Supreme Narayana Brahman. That's His decree. adiyEn, uNmai uNarndhOr adipodi, chandrasekaran.