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From: Vaidehi V (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 08:30:29 PDT

Dear Bhakti members,

I would like you to please note some minor changes in
the following post that appeared yesterday:

1. ".... to be remitted to the author" should read
".... to be remitted to the Desika Bhavanam".  The
very reason for the appeal is to raise money for
publication and as such the money collected will be
remitted to the Desika Bhavanam and is at their

2. My father signed off as "Ramanujadasan, K.
Venkatakrishnan" which inadvertently did not get

3. If you need any further clarification in this
matter, you are welcome to contact my father. Please
email/call us and we will be happy to give the contact

It has been a very long time since I wrote a mail to
the Bhakti list. For a couple of years, due to various
committments and the voluminous mails pourin into
Bhakti, I could not keep up with all the material that
appeared. I have recently resubscribed, but still get
to read only a part of the mails. However, it is
gratifying to see how well Mani has grown this net and
sincere thanks to all the contributors.

"eRRaikkum Ezhezh piRavikkum undhanOdu uRROmE aVom
unakkE naamacheivOm"

Vaidehi V. Raja

--- Raja Krishnasamy <> wrote:
> Members of the list:
> This list has been a great resource that has
> promoted a lot of education and
> learning and preservation of our pristine culture. 
> It is in this spirit
> that I forward the following appeal to the members
> of this list.  We request
> the support of all of you for this kainkaryam.
> Please read on.
> Regards,
> Raja Krishnasamy
> ***********************************************
> Appeal for financial assistance to publish Vol. 2 of
> Sri Bhashyam with lucid
> commentary by Sri U. Ve Perukkaranai Chakravarthy
> Acharya Swamy.
> About the Author:
> Sri U. Ve P.M. Chakvarthyacharya Swamy is now the
> resident Acharya of
> Desika Bhavanam, Mylapore, Chennai. Sri Swamy
> studied Niyaya Siromani in
> Tirupati (1944), specialised in Tarka, Vedanta and
> Sahitya under Uthamoor
> Sri Veeraraghavachar, Sri D.T.Thathacharya Swamy,
> Sri Neelameghachar and
> Ramanatha Sastrigal. He then came under the tutelage
> of the Scholar-saint
> H.H 42nd Jeer (Injimedu) Azhagiasingar. He was a
> teacher & later the
> Principal of Madhurantakam Sanskrit College
> established by that Jeer. Being
> the Asthana Vidvan of Ahobila Mutt, he is called
> upon to be examiner and
> chief coordinator of many a vidvat sadas. The Jeer
> conferred the title
> 'Sarasaragna' in recognition of the scholarship and
> expository skills in the
> Grantha Chatushtayam. Drawing upon his years of
> experience as a teacher for
> imparting instruction in Ubhaya Vedanta lore to
> students / asthikas at all
> levels in a traditional way, Sri Bhashya Chandrika
> has been written taking
> into its fold the merits of all earlier
> commentaries.
> About Shri Bhashyam and the Commentary:
> "Sri Bhashya” is by no means an easy text- verily
> the despair of those who
> have no grounding in sanskrit language and in
> sastras like Nyaya, Vaisesika,
> Mimamsa, Vyakarana and the Agama literature. “Swami
> has made this work
> simple enough for the layman demonstrating his
> expository skills and
> methodical perfection without giving up the flavour
> of the tradition” -
> observes Dr. M. Narasimhachary, Professor and Head,
> Dept of Vaishnavism,
> University of  Madras, in his foreword to the first
> volume of Sri Bhashyam
> text and the commentary being released in the first
> week of June. Sri Swamy
> has authored several works both in Sanskrit and
> Tamil. Mention should be
> made of his Tamil work "MummathaSAram"- a brilliant
> comparative study of
> Advaita, Dvaita and Vishishtadvaita.
> The Project:
> The second volume of the commentary needs a
> financial assistance of about
> Rs. 1.5 lakhs (about $3500). Cost of paper alone
> accounts for 40% of the
> total cost. Asthikas are requested to contribute
> their mite for this noble
> cause so that each one of them can proudly possess
> an invaluable text &
> commentary.
> Remittances can be made to my daughter Smt. Vaidehi
> Venkatakrishnan, 77
> Wyman Street Apt E, Waban, MA 02468, to be remitted
> to the revered author in
> Chennai.  Alternatively, cheques may also be sent
> individually or
> collectively and mailed to Sri.P.M.
> Chakravarthyacharya, Sri. Desika
> Bhavanam, 27, Venkatesa agraharam, Mylapore, Chennai
> 600 004. Contributors
> of $ 50 dollars will be presented with one copy of
> Vol. 1 now being released
> and one copy of Vol. 2 when published. Their
> assistance will be
> appropriately acknowledged.
> We request all of you to actively participate in
> this kainkaryam and be a
> part of preserving our age old texts and encouraging
> literary commentary.
> Sincerely,
> K. Venkatakrishnan
> Contributors of $100 will receive a copy of both
> (Vol2 available when
> published).
> We need 35 people to contribute $100 each or 70
> people to contribute $50
> each.  Your contributions are very much welcome.  I
> will take personal
> responsibility to deliver the books to the donors. 
> I am planning on a trip
> to India this August and hope to present this whole
> amount to Shri Swamy and
> bring the copies of the books with me when I come
> back.
> Regards,
> Raja Krishnasamy

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