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RE: Belittling other faiths in our Pasurams?

From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Wed Mar 20 1996 - 19:26:37 PST

On Wed, 20 Mar 96 23:49:26 UT Ramadas said:
>If this is used as an analogy in the case of Thondaripoddi Azhwar's
>Pasuram, then cutting the heads of buddhists and Jains is not meant
>literally.  Note the use of the words "Our KIND Lord Vishnu..".  What
>is probably meant here is that gave the Buddhists and Jains the
>association of pure Vaishnavas as a result of which they would have
>accepted the Vaishnava path.''
>Here we come to something that sounds nice and comfortable, but!!!!

   I would like to submit that Sri Vaishnavas have never
   claimed that Thondaradippodi Azhvaar used these words
   literally.  To my knowledge neither the aazhvaar, nor
   any Sri Vaishnava went around cutting the heads of
   Jains and Bhuddists, literally!

-- pd