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Sri Balaji's viewpoints

From: Balaraman M Sriram (
Date: Thu May 20 1999 - 07:58:13 PDT

Dear Sri Balaji,

adiyen would like to put in  word with respect to your
views on dress code. Speaking from a shaastric view point
all that you say is correct and completely acceptable.
But rather as  aspiring vaishnavas, we should try not
to hurt the sentiments of others.

Ask questions to be clarified. This is indeed an esteemed
group of scholars here who can clear your queries from
various vaishnavite literature.

Preaching what we dont practice will never have any effect
but only on the contrary. Focus inwards and let your life
speak for itself then what you say will be considered

This heart ache of yours happens to many novice devotees in the
beignning, after learning the true meanings behind the all the
shaastric injunctions and then looking around, the world will sure
look like a blasphemous crowd but time and your sincerity will give
you the association of  exalted devotees.

As Lord krishna Says in the Bhagavad Gita:

Bahunam Janmanam ante,
j~nanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevam sarvam iti
sa mahatma sa durlabha

it is indeed rare to find such a mahatama

therefore let us all better do as he says here:

man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi yuktvaivam
atmamam mat-parayanah



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