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Shree's recent posting
Date: Wed Sep 17 1997 - 07:10:07 PDT

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

I appreciate Shree for sharing the note from his friend on Ganesha Pooja.
The need for humility indeed is stressed.  Like Franklin said humility is
such a difficult virtue to attain - that when you have it you become proud
of having obtained it!

I must also hasten to point to Shree that the point raised by his friend
have unfortunately nothing new in them.  People who have patience, humility
and a large heartedness to help the whole of humanity have deeply pondered
over those points and come to firm conclusions. All I can say is: We must
have faith in our tradition handed over to us by our parents.  If you are a
Sri- Vaishnava do what what your Acharyas or parents ask you to do.  People
like his friend who talk of a large heartedness are they willing to embrace
Islam and Christianity.  Where do we draw the line.  Can we treat dust and
deity the same ( just because everything is pervaded by Vishnu).  Often in
life we come across a situation where two wrongs do not make a right.  Just
because I don't show Ananya Bhava w.r.t my secular life does it mean I
should do the same thing in my spiritual sadhanas.

I am sure such thoughts as expressed by Shree's friend are easily accepted
by every one.  That's unfortunately the current trend.

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan