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IYER/IYENGAR

From: Sathyanarayanan K (k_sathya_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat May 08 1999 - 08:00:25 PDT

--------------SRIMATHE RAMANUJAYA NAMAHA-----------------------

Respected Devotees,

I humbly wish to place my comments on the recent mail regarding 
Srivaishnavas, brahmins etc.

It should be noted that castism must not be mentioned while discussing about 
bhaktas as it may hamper the very theme of Srivaishnavism, which simply 
defines:

Srivaishnavas: Those who whole-heartedly adhere, believe and worship Sriman 
Narayanan, irrespective of castes, religion etc.

Should we trace the avatharas of Emperuman, like Srirama and Srikrishna both 
of them do not belong to the brahmin community but to Schakthriyas.

Similarly our great acharyas like Nammazhwar(The first and foremost 
acharya), Thirumangaiazhwar, Thirupaanazhvar, Manavala Maamunigal etc etc 
etc were not brahmins(I mean iyer/iyengars).

So let us not bring castism like Iyer, Iyengar as matters of discussion in 
this enlightened and learned forum.

Sri Ramanuja himself have set examples in many occasions, involving castism 
during his life time.

Please take this mail in the right sense and I am not intended to offend 
anyone. And I apologize for it, if any.


Acharyan Thiruvadigale saranam

Emperumanar Thiruvadigale saranam

Azhwar Thiruvadigale saranam


Adiyen

Manavala Maamunigal Dasan

K.Sathyanarayanan




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