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Re: Prapatti
Date: Wed Oct 25 1995 - 13:31:33 PDT

I did not mean to underestimate the need for an Acharya.  I am sorry
if I conveyed that impression.  The only point I was making was that
in Srivaishnavism the word Prapatti is used in the same context as
the primary doctrine of other Vaishnava Sampradayas regarding certain
incidents mentioned in the epics e.g, in the Gaudiya Vaishnava
tradition they have called some incidents quoted as Prapatti by Shri
Vedanta Deshikar as "taking the shelter of the holy name."

I should not have brought up the subject of Svanishta Prapatti as it
was totally out of context.