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Re: What is a billion dollars anyway?

narasimha.prasad_at_ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Date: Fri Sep 24 1999 - 15:04:08 PDT

Dear Shri Mani and others following this thread,

namo narayana,

What I think is, the problem is not with a particular system but
with the mentality of the followers (quite a few) of a system. The
problem is not in having two different kalais but in thinking one is
superior to another. We can change the system today but I don't think
that is going to solve the main problem (superiority complex). If this
complex is not removed, the rift between the two kalais is going to
find one way or an other, whatever the modifications we do in the system.

For e.g. today we may introduce both saaRRumuRais to be recited one after
another. This may solve the problem temporarily. Tomorrow one may argue
why one kalai need to be recited first than the other? What are we going
to do? Change the system again so that one will be recited first, today
and other tomorrow or  both of them together ?

Instead, I think it is better to leave the system as it is but change
our mentality. Let us remove from our minds that one kalai is superior
to another. If we remove or do not have this complex then a person
belonging to one kalai goes to a temple where a different kalai
saaRRumuRai is practiced, he should be able to join the goshti and
recite that kalai's saaRRumuRai. If we are able to do this then we can
stay united even though we accept that there two different kalais.

ramanuja dAsan,
Narasimha Prasad