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Re: digest V1 #52

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Fri Mar 08 1996 - 06:46:25 PST

On Fri, 8 Mar 1996 08:49:24 -0500 you said:

>Hinduism and I am sure Vaishanvism does not stress the
>need for rituals.

    How did you come to this conclusion?  Is it becasue
    you feel rituals are not important?  Of course you
    have the right to follow what you think is right.  But
    you can't say that what you think is right is what
    Sri Vaishnavam is.  Swamy Sri Desikar gives no room
    for such infinite variety of interpretations.

Of course, one may claim that such an
>individual is not following Bhakti marga. But it is not
>a question of satisfying others that tests a faith
>in Narayana. It is what one feels deeply within, and to
>some extent he is prejudiced by birth and environmeny.
>The purpose of learning is to distinguish and discard
>the biases.

   I respect your right to seek the truth in which
   ever way you feel most beneficial.  But I think
   you are wrong to claim that Sri Vaishnavam allows
   you such liberties.

-- dhaasan Parthasarati Dileepan