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Re: pursuit of wealth

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Mon Jul 12 1999 - 12:42:24 PDT

I had written:
> Is this still practical? Could Desika have survived
> today? (What few disciples he had certainly couldn't have
> given him enough money to pay the rents in San Francisco!)

To which Anand replies:
>   It is irrelevant to talk about avatAra purushAs like SwAmi
>   dESikan in this context. avatAra purushAs does not appear
>   and suffer for their survival ...

Sigh. We can never have a reasonable discussion if we 
get sidetracked by these theological issues.

To Venkat and Anand: I do not contest your right to believe
that Desika, Ramanuja, and others are anointed nitya-sUris.
I, on the other hand, believe that they were human beings 
who rose above samsAra through the power of the Lord's grace. 
Please permit me the right to believe this in trying to
understand how they lived their lives.

If discussions based on the latter are not interesting to
you, please be patient and ignore them.

Mani