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Date: Wed Oct 18 1995 - 11:37:07 PDT
I would like to thank Krishna Prasad for correcting my incomplete understanding of Bhakti Yoga as defined by Srivaishnava Acharyas. Moving to the topic of Mani's comments on my reference to astrology and numerology, a part of what I had said was conjecture. The science of Astrology and related sciences were initially never intended to be used for good luck etc. They were used in Vedic times to find ideal time and situation to conduct Vedic sacrifices. Even today the individual who first taught me Thiruvaradhanai as well as the person who did Upadesham of Kanninun Siruthambu checked out the auspicious time to teach/ do upadesham. Both these people are learned Prapannas. When the 44th Jeer sent the approval of the plan for Sri Ranganatha Temple in New York/ New Jersey, He specifically instructed that the people who should be involved in the temple construction etc should have the Yoga in their horoscopes for constructing a temple. Everything that has been bequested by God has its place in the life of a Prapanna but a Prapanna knows or finds out how it is to be used in Sriman Narayana's service. Jaganath.