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Date: Tue Nov 07 1995 - 09:57:31 PST
Dear Bhakthas of Sri Vaishnava mailing list, I'm Vijayadamodar and this is my brief note introducing myself. I aspire to be a devotee of Sree Krishna and I'm trying to do sadhana according to the Gaudiya Vaishnava sampradaya for the last 15 years. My initiating guru is Sri Jayapataka swamy, who is a disciple of Sri Bhaktivedantaswamy Prabhupada, the founder Acarya of ISKCON. I've immense respect and adoration for Sri Ramanujacarya and his followers. I was deeply impressed by the genuine humility and good behavior of the Sri Vaishanva devotees I met in Srirangam, Tirupathy, Madurai and Bangalore. That is the reason I wanted to join this mailing list and Mani has kindly included my name also. I hope to learn the basic tenets, philosophy and mainly how to take shelter of the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana. Also how to appreciate Sriman Narayana in ever newer[to me!] methods and forms. I also have an addiction to read the biographies of the devotees of the Lord. I should say that I won't be much of a contributor to the list other than asking some questions and seeking clarifications. My background: Born in Trivandrum in 1965. Lived there until I got my first degree . I took initiation from my guru in 1980. Rest goes as follows: M.Sc [Physics;T.I.F.R, Bombay]; PhD [Theoretical Chemical Physics ;I.I.Sc, Bangalore]; Postdoc [93- 95; Tel Aviv, Israel]; [95 - ? Boston university] Married and has a daughter. Currently I'm trying to read and understand Vedartha sangraha of Sri Ramanujacharya. I hope the above is not too boring for the readers. Vijayadamodar.