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Madal Urdal - and Women in the Vaishnava / Saiva paths

Jaganath.Bharadwaj_at_nrecatao.nreca.org
Date: Thu Mar 28 1996 - 17:07:14 PST

V Sundar wrote:-
What occurs from these three summaries is reminiscent of the old
saying
in the Kularnavatantra - "antah shaakta bahih shaivo janmadhye tu
vaishnava".. Be a secret shaakta, behave like a shaiva, but in
society,
(conform) like a Vaishnava.

The "belles ideales" of SriVaishn the more 'independen' and sometimes
wildt Shakti. There have not been as many 'breakaway' women ascetics
in
Vaishnavism who flaunt their ideals so radically as Shakta  or Shaiva
women renunciates.

As a socially conformative rather than 'revolutionary' system, the
Viashnava
way does not seem to encourage radicality. I daresay this persists to
today.

I would invite comments on this topic, and of course, discussion =)
Which
I am sure would be forthcoming.

Regards,

Sundar ( who is beginning to feel like Jaabaali =) )


The only thing a Vaishnava conforms to are the dictates of Sriman
Narayana.

Jaganath.