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Re: Introduction and request

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Thu Jun 18 1998 - 16:49:16 PDT

Dear Sri Alwar,

Can you consult the scholars in Melkote and settle an issue
of great debate amongst us -- whether the moola mantra in
its entireity can be printed, written, or spoken in public,
and if not, to what extent the restriction is to be enforced?
I have heard Sri Velukkudi Varadachariar Swami (now a resident
of Vaikuntham) say all parts of the moola mantra, including
the praNavam in sequence, in a public discourse that he knew 
was being recorded.  I have also seen the moola mantra printed
in journals of Sri Vaishnavism, edited by learned scholars of
the sampradaayam.  However, many maintain the position     
that it should not be uttered or shared in such a manner.

It would be nice to get authoritative answers from various
scholars of Sri Ramanuja siddhanta.

Thanking you,
Mani