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Alternative Viewpoint

From: Balaraman M Sriram (
Date: Fri Jun 26 1998 - 21:44:10 PDT

Dear Sri Vaishnavas,

adiYen does not agree with your conclusions on the present topic of 
controversy.Please note that adiYen wrote only about the 4 Varnas.The 
Varnashrama System does not end there , the Varnashrama
system consists of 4 social classes or Varnas and the 4 Ashramas namely: 
Bhramacari,Grihastha,Vanaprastha and Sannyasa.Whereas the Varnas 
occupied by a person can change, the ashramas do not change.The ashramas 
constiute the religious part of the
varnashrama system and remain the same for all jivas irrespective of the 
varnas they occupy.

Viewed in this  light what Sri Ramanuja did on top of the Gopuram is not 
at all matter of  speculation; it was 100% in agreement with the  
Varnashrama system.Please note that the actions and lifes of the Acaryas 
are never incorrect , even if it appears to be a sentimental act on the 
surface (as suggested by some).Maha vishwasam on the
Acarya is a must.

It is unfortunate that people stereotype themselves into certain roles 
and try to dictate some to others.We all should remember that we are not 
the doers and only Sriman Narayana is the Supreme Cause of all causes, 
the varnashrama system was set in place by him and is never incorrect 
that is why Varnashrama Dharma is also known as SanatanaDharma or 
eternal Dharma. All jivas are created equal and will remain equal in his 
eyes also forever.

adiYen humbly submits this view point for your consideration.


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