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From: Muralidhar Rajagopalan (murli_at_mtgbcs.mt.att.com)
Date: Thu Oct 26 1995 - 15:26:30 PDT
Hi Mani, I am Muralidhar Rajagopalan and I would like to be "inducted" into the prapatti news group. I heard about this news group from Krishna Kalale (also an active member of the group). He told me that the group members contribute a lot of informative articles that make reading a pleasure. And of course on the rare occasion a philosophical debate does ensue. I would like to make a few remarks (albeit stereotypical) in this connection. I have nothing against debates, because after all, it was because of ages of honest, impersonal, and fearless debating undertaken by our rshis that we have with us today such a wealth of philosophical thought to ponder on. One thing however that might result from a debate of this nature on the internet group (speaking from past experience with other groups) is participants taking statements made by others personally and passionately. And this does not contribute much towards keeping the records of the group clean. The point that I would like to make is that we honour a set of read/write/quote protocols, that will make articles address everybody in the group, instead of A person. If what I have written has already been considered or agreed upon or even beside the point, then it may be safely ignored. Now an intro of myself. My native town in Bangalore, Karnataka. I come from an extremely devout, religious Vadagalai Iyengar family. I have tried my best to keep religion and philosophy a part of my life in India and also here in the USA. I am sure that becoming part of this group, I will largely benefit by reading your views on some very interesting philosophical subjects, and share mine. Murali.