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A Request...

From: S.Parthasarathy (spartha_at_iitk.ac.in)
Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 07:19:41 PDT

Dear Bhagavathas,
		
		Please accept my Pranams.

		It is really nice to get highly informative mails from all
bhagavathas. But one thing lies as the thorn in the flesh.


		Please do not write any Mantras in words. According to the
High command it is highly illegal. If a mantra has to be refered, it has
to be done w.r.t its name. eg Gayatri or Thiru Ashtaaksharam or Pranavam
like that. 

		Mantra means "secret". Mantraopadeshams are done with high
secrecy. Many of us know how Brahmopadesham in Upanayanam is done. Sri
Swami Desikan in the work Srimat Rayasya Traya SAram, in
GuruparamparAsAram refers that a bhagavatA should advertise the traits of
his AcArya. Failing to do so will cause reduction of the
"Ayul" (i.e) life span and "Sampat" or well being. Sri Swami
also refers that it should be the opposite in case of
mantra. (i.e) Mantras should be kept secret at any cost. 


		Mantra upadeshams should be got from revered
Acarya/Bhagavathas. Only our Acarya is entitled to give upadesham of Sri
AshtAkshra Mantra after SamAshrayanam. So please refrain in writing out
the Mantras.




Adiyen,
Parthasarathy. 



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