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From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Nov 21 1996 - 07:11:00 PST
Dear Members of the Bahkthi group : I can not but marvel at the fertile imagination , extraordinary vocabulary and the rich analytical skills of Sri Sudarshan . His intrepretations of Swami Desikan's work are original and thought provoking. Like the Latin mass, however moving it might be to the devout people of the catholic faith , they can appreciate that more if they understand the meaning of that text and adapt it to address the problems of life. Similarly , inspite of the beauty of the sacred Sanskrit literature, they can leave us cold unless we understand and connect them to our lives and the problems of the community. In saint's lives, what they said at times of different crisis that they faced are very important for us to reflect . Same with Saint Thyagaraja and the messages in his krithis at times of acute stresses he experienced in his saadhanaa. In summary, I welcome and commend the efforts of Sri Sudarshan's invigorating analysis to give a modern twist to the ancient and timeless contributions of Swami Desikan . V.Sadagopan P.S ; Sri Sudarshan has sent me an advanced copy of his analysis of Abheethi Stavam . That again has some fresh insights from the modern point of view. I would encourage him to share it with others , which I think he wants to do later.