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Staying within my bounds

From: Mohan Sagar (
Date: Wed May 07 1997 - 17:50:42 PDT

Dear Bhagavathas,

I spent part of my work day today exchanging some poignant E-mails with a
member of this forum who stated that I was overstepping my bounds in
discussing the issue of karma and prapatti with Mr. Dileepan.  While I was
somewhat pained at first with what this individual had to say, I now realize
that this person's views of me are very correct.  Based on this, I present
the following:

Being US raised and educated, and having come from a relatively
non-traditional background, it is not for me to discuss such deeply
philosophical issues as the ones that we have been addressing this week.  My
enthusiasm and interest in our Sampradayam is very much His gift to me. But
the years of readings that I have done does not all make me qualified to
boldly make interpretations or quotes as to the teachings of our
poorvacharyas.  And, it should certainly not be considered equivalent to the
experience and first hand insights that all of you in this group have.

Consequently, I would like to discontinue postings of the kind that I have
made this week, and in the past, in order to better serve in my role as a
student and disciple of our Sampradayam.  Please note that by this I am not
leaving the forum or reducing my strong support for it.  However, I am
planning to mainly limit my postings to questions rather than presentations
or musings.  In this way, I can allow myself to learn something, instead of
clouding this bandwidth with my own limited ideas.

I sincerely apologize if my thoughts and musings have offended anyone.

adiyEn SriVaishnava Daasan,