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Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 21:08:31 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: Sri. Samptah/ Sri.sudarshan's recent posting is based on good observation in our temples. Good News is that , in many temples, Archarkas are no more taking Archani thattu, and pradsadams have also become symbolic .(this may be due to economic reasons) one more thing if we observe is that our culture is becoming more and more religious and less and less spritual. this is the root cause of all problems we face. our Acharyas, based on sound rooting of philosphy, vedanta have given a beautiful front-end call religion, which is mishandled badly. People throng to temples on saturdays , Jan 1st, vaikunda ekadesi wherein there would be no one on normal days. a common , gross level person always attaches materialism to worship and thier number is alarmingly increasing. this is quite evident from overnight cult gurus, 'grant anything' swamijis increasing day by day in addition to lot of "Bakthi"?? Literature in the market which gives quick fixes like what devata to be worshipped to buy a house, what pooja to be performed to settle a house dispute etc.. Where we have come? It is our responsibility to teach our children and others that we should love God and not fear him, pray God and not ask him and he is the one to be enjoyed and it is his duty to worry about us and we should leave everthing to Him.. It needs good mind conditioning from school level. I dream of lot of Patasalas(Like Ahobila Mutt oriental schools) coming up in future which inculcate values , religion, Vedanta etc. i sincerely Prostrate to our Emberumanar who could make all thease things Happen Dasan K.M.Narayanan ---------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.