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From: Krishnamachari, N (Krish) (
Date: Tue Jun 30 1998 - 12:42:54 PDT

Dear BhAgavatottama-s:

Two days back I saw the passionate appeal from SrImAn Sadagopan for
tolerance of other viewpoints while sharing our views on what some of us
have learned from our AcArya-s, what we do not consider to be appropriate on
the part of others, etc.  I hope everyone in the list can follow SrImAn
Sadagopan's advice and follow those in our outside life as well as in our
correspondence in the bhakti list.

I was disturbed to see that the exchange of information in our list has
caused one more member (Balaraman Sriram)to feel that expressing his views
was not received in a spirit of tolerance.  I would like to endorse SrImAn
Sadagopan's advice that he so kindly posted a couple of days back.  It will
be my sincere wish that we can all commit to ensure that there is no more
instance of another member having to feel that he/she could not feel free to
share their thoughts, however incorrect they may be.

I am not in any way advocating that we should all ignore anything we do not
subscribe to, but I believe there is a way in which disagreement can be
communicated in a spirit of humility, tolerance, and understanding.  If the
only way we can express our views is by making someone else feel hurt, then
I believe we have an opportunity to learn something to improve ourselves.

-dAsan kr*shNamAcAryan   

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From: "Balaraman M Sriram" <>
Subject: A few words...
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 12:27:53 PDT
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Dear Sri Vaishnavas,

adiYen is getting the feeling that adiYen's active presence and 
contributions are not liked by the distinguished members of this 
list(even if it was the truth)..