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From: Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 07:58:03 PST

>From:	Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan []
>Sent:	Thursday, March 23, 2000 5:56 AM
>Subject:	Re: Why BOOKS ? - IMPORTANT
>Dear Kalale and other BhaghavatOttams:
>The spirited writing of Krishna are always inspiring.  His appeal concerns
>prioritization of our resources.  Preserving the works of our great 
>is fundamental to our faith.
>On the issue of publishing or printing more books, my personal opinion is:
>There are probably lots of books but we have lack of readers.  We can
>probably circumvent this problem by starting small study-groups (like the 
>Gita session of Shri Kalale).  Create
>interest in these subjects and people will automatically come forward to
>encourage these programs.
>On the issue of abharanams, I respect the views of Shri Sadagopan.  My
>mother and other family members  feel that way.  However, personally I
>think, provision of clean water facility, a nice bathing ghat in the pond
>(kulam), fans & lights inside the sannidhys, elimination of cockroaches
>inside the sannidhy etc., a ayurvedic dispensary in our divya desams to 
>the poor, require greater priority.  Cleaniness is next to Godliness is
>probably not very much appreciated in our system (probably due to the
>Vijayaraghava Dasan
>Buffalo, NY
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