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Re: Free spirit and respect

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_be.com)
Date: Tue Nov 25 1997 - 12:11:41 PST

Dileepan wrote:
> Please allow me to present a different dichotomy; if the choice is 
> between free spirit of enquiry which includes characterizing learned
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> scholars as intellectually lazy, not digging deep, and studying 
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> superficially, etc. on the one hand, and on the other, service 
> to bhagavthaas even at the expense of brahmma jnyana, I will 
> choose the later without a moment of hesitation.

This is obviously referring to my post.  Do I need to clarify
that I meant nothing of the sort that Dileepan has apparently
accused me of?  How would I even dare accuse someone such as
devout and learned as Sri Uttamur SwamigaL of such things?  

I don't think I made any such kind of veiled attacks -- if I
have done so, please point out which learned scholar I have
accused of these things and I will apologize. These kind of 
innuendos that are becoming more and more common among
members of our group.  This is not a good trend, particularly
among Sri Vaishnavas.  

Pardon me for introducing a personal note of discomfort
in this bhAgavata goshTi.

Mani