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Date: Mon Oct 02 1995 - 07:21:28 PDT
The Svetasvatara Upanishad (pardon my spelling) has a verse which says that "Only one who is fully surrendered to God fully understands the meaning of the Vedas." We only need to compare our lives here to those of any Acharya especially the 45 Azhaghia Singars and it is easy to come to a conclusion as to who is surrendered. The assumptions made by Dileepan and others who post articles quoting Acharyas is that the readers are aware that Acharyas are realized souls and therefore do not make mistakes since Bhagavan "preserves what they have and Carries what they lack". What they say is no different from Sri Krishna talking to us. Opinions expressed on this bulletin board that violate this basic assumption is about as valuable to the serious seeker of God as that of a frog croaking to a seeker of classical music. Our Christian friend is not far from the truth when he talks about the only God. The word Christ (as applied to God the father) comes from the Greek word Christos which means God and which etymologically is the same as the Sanskrit word Krishta which is another (though little used) name for Krishna. Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all abridged versions of Vaishnavism. The only difference is that the majority of followers of these faiths do not fully follow the 10 commandments which begins with (thou shall not kill) and therefore commands people to be vegetarians. The ten commandments are incidentally common to all 3 faiths. Sakhya Vatsalya and Madhurya Rasas are not explained in any of these faiths.