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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. Jaganath.