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Kalai fights in India

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Tue Sep 28 1999 - 10:54:48 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

Regarding these kalai disputes, I have received rather pointed 
emails about how one side has done such and such a thing, 
how such a purvAcharya has endured such disrespect, etc.,
how one side or the other is almost always at fault, and how
"my side" are generally accomodating and saintly. I think 
we are getting very close to refighting the battles that are
being fought on a daily basis in India.  I urge serious
thought before publicly engaging in verbal battles over these
issues, especially here on our list.  

The problem is that different people have different accounts
of history, and these tremendously color how one views modern
happenings. Perhaps these troubling topics may be more calmly
and better discussed over personal email -- but in the end I
leave it up to you as individuals.

Just wanting to avoid unnecessary rancor,