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RE: Gita class

From: Raymond Crawford (dasa_at_msn.com)
Date: Thu Oct 05 1995 - 16:33:46 PDT

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From: 	Parthasarati Dileepan
Sent: 	Friday, 6 October 1995 
1:26
To: 	prapatti@srirangam.esd.sgi.com
Subject: 	Gita class


My 
answer is a guarded yes.  Two points:

[1] This e-mail group is called 
'Bhakthi/Prapatti.'
    Therefore, any interpretation put forth must be
    
consistent with that theme.  Discussion about
    other interpretations must 
be in the light of why
    they are wrong and why our way is right.
    For 
open debate one must go to Alt.Religion.Vaishnava,
    or Soc.Religion.Hindu 
or some such open forum.
    Those who think they are open-minded don't jump 
to
    conclusions; I think there are enough people here
    wanting to 
learn more about sri vaishnavam.  For
    such a group a no-holds-barred 
debate will be of
    little value. An upanyasam style class with one
    
teacher is the best format.  Later on we can organize
    debates with other 
schools of thought for the pupils
    to form a more critical understanding.



[2] My knowledge level is extremely rudementary.  It is not
    correct 
to use the word Pundit and my name in the same
    sentence, to put it 
mildly.  Be assured that I am not
    saying this out of false modesty.  I 
will be an eager student.


-- Dileepan

I wholeheartedly agree with 
these sentiments.  I would like to hear the Srivaishnavam side of things.  I 
have more than enough Geetas and commentaries by other camps but none by 
Srivaishnavas.

Kindest regards
Ramadas