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CLARIFICATION REG THE TOPIC INITIATED BY ME

From: balaji venkateshan (balaji_venkateshan_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue May 18 1999 - 23:36:52 PDT

SRIMATE RAMANUJAYA NAMAH,

After going thru thre various views expressed by bhagavatas , ,i would
like to specify my views still clearly.today one by one many newly
married women are wearing jeans.gradually they get habituated to 
wearing jeans.so that means when they get old , say when they are
around 80 years then also they will wear jeans  frequently.(imagine an
80 year old  woman wearing jeans).obviously if wearing jeans is not
percieved as a wrong , then having a short hair
cut will also  be considered ok.then obviously , using shampoo(made of
egg) will also be ok.


    then what is wrong in  celebrating birthday by cutting a cake ?

well whatever information i shared was , by observing many such
examples.of course asking women to wear madisaara podavai may be too
much , but asking them to refrain from wearing jeans is not too  much.

i thing traditional dress is not just an external symbol , but it is a
little more than that.i have never come  across any women who wears
jeans and at the same time is a strict follower of ramanuja
sampradaya.almost
many women who wear jeans hardly follow the philosophy of ramanuja.

but of course we cant counsell men to wear dhoti and go to office.(it
will be equivalent of asking women to wear  madisaarai).but of course
men should smear atleast srichurnam,should not grow mouthstache,etc.

jeans culture is surely the basic problem.if  a women cant control
herself from wearing jeans , how can 
she control herself from watching star tv,etc.

to stop this there is no need to issue fatwa , etc.a campaign should be
started.people should be educated that they SHOULD live to please
god.if abandoning saree is not wrong then not wearing tiruman is also
not wrong.growing mouthstache is also not wrong.


more and more upanyasams should be conducted on this subject also.each
and every person should personally see that jeans culture does not
invade his house.if every one starts this movement , then the world
will be lovely.


will  any women in jeaNS  dare to go and seek the blessings of our
acharyas ???


I OFFER MY SINCERE APOLOGIES IF I HAVE HURT ANY ONE


SRIMATE RAMANUJAYA NAMAH


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