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From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Tue Oct 03 1995 - 10:53:58 PDT

One pupil heard his acharya compare the lord's
face to a monkey's bottom.  This is much more
serious than some yelling.  Yet the pupil did
not condemn his teacher, did not say he is not fit to
be my acharya.  We cherish this pupil. We say we
want to follow his example.  We want to
share his vision with other vaishnavaas of
the world community.  Then, let us not show contempt
to one of his teachings, namely do not disrespect
a sri vaishnava.  Let us not be so sure of our
wisdom that we dare to trash our acharyaas.  Rotting
in hell has nothing to do with it.

I hope among us there is no difference of
opinion about the central faith, right?
In trying to achieve critical understanding,
let us not go over board with unnecessary criticisms.

I am indeed saddened by the turn of events.  I pray
to Lord Lakshminarasimhar to guide us out of the
present controversy.

-- Dileepan