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Re: ahimsA as a first principle -- still valid?
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 22:33:26 PDT

     Dear Members,
     Just as an addendum to my earlier message, adiyEn would like to add an 
     important CAUTION in this regard.
     While all of you are aware, all the mails in this are archived on the 
     net from the day one. Now if some one, who is interested in 
     SriVaishnavism, uses a search engine and lands in one of such pain 
     giving posts, please think what will be his/her first opinion and 
     reaction. Now it becomes detrimental for two reasons. One, the opinion 
     about the group will be a bad one and the most important second, is 
     that the opinion about the SampradhyAm will be in lines of being  a 
     "quarrelsome" sampradhAyam.
     Already we are having enough by way, of Saivite-Vaishnavite, 
     Thenkalai-Vadakalai, etc on which many across the globe are laughing. 
     We better get rid of these things. Our list is a wonderful list 
     containing members from both kalais, in unity and also people 
     following other sampradhAyams. 
     Let us stop fighting within ourselves, even if we are provoked. We can 
     always reply to any kind of posts in a polite way, there by avoiding 
     any damage to our sampradhAyam in view of others in this widely 
     accessed internet world.
     Let us think twice before posting any message, that we are not hurting 
     anybody's feelings and also that our messages are not containing any 
     hurting wordings or so.
     Only self-discipline can make this list more presentable to the 
     outside world. So let us not send wrong signals about the list and 
     hence the sampradhAyam to the outside world.
     adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,
     Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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