ADVAITA-L Digest - 6 Jul 2002 to 8 Jul 2002 (#2002-166)

hemang Chamakuzhi Subramanian hemangcs at REDIFFMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 8 11:41:19 CDT 2002


how does it matter whethter one is a shaivaite or a viashnaviate..is it not enuff if the person is a follower and a seeker of knowledge?
 Do you become a shaivaite or vaishnavaite if you were born to one?
 -Hemang

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>Topics of the day:
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>   1. New member introduction: G. Srivatsan (3)
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>Date:    Sun, 7 Jul 2002 22:00:13 -0400
> From:    "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM>
>Subject: New member introduction: G. Srivatsan
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>Respected Sir
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>In reply to your mail I would like to give a brief introduction about
>myself.
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>I live in Chennai, my parents belong to Kumbakonam  , Tanjore district ,
>Tamil Nadu.
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>I had my schooling in Chennai and I completed my BE in Electrical
>Engineering from Annamalai University last year.
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>Coming from a Saivaite family I had the opportunity of knowing about Sri
>Sankara from my childhood.
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>My initial spiritual knowledge came from my Grandfather , who was a member
>of the Ramakrishna Mission. I  read books on Swami Vivekananda and Sri
>Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
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>I particularly got attracted towards Advaita Vedanta by reading the
>speeches and sayings of Swami Vivekananda .I have read all the parts of
>'The Complete Works Of Swami Vivekananda' and I am very much a follower of
>Advaitic Principles.
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>My father  is a member of the Ramakrishna mission and also members of
>'The sathya Sai Seva organisation' of which I am also a member.
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>I came across your organisation while browsing the net for related topics
>and I am very much interested in joining the organisation. I hope the
>information I have provided you with is sufficient.
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>Thanking you and looking forward tou yor reply
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>Regards
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>Srivatsan
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>Date:    Mon, 8 Jul 2002 06:13:19 +0100
> From:    =?iso-8859-1?q?Malolan=20R=20Cadambi?= <mcadambi at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: New member introduction: G. Srivatsan
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> > Coming from a Saivaite family I had the opportunity of knowing
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> > Sankara from my childhood.
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>This might not be the appropriate to discuss this issue, but i don't
>seem to be lucky in finding more information about Shaiva and
>Vedantic Shaivism from south India on the list.
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>I would be happy if someone could send me more information on this
>topic.
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>Regards,
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>Malolan Cadambi
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>Date:    Mon, 8 Jul 2002 13:00:04 +0530
> From:    K Anand <carex at VSNL.COM>
>Subject: Re: New member introduction: G. Srivatsan
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> > Coming from a Saivaite family I had the opportunity of knowing about Sri
> > Sankara from my childhood.
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>                                                    I think you mean to say
>that you are a Smartha...........if I am not mistaken. Because I have seen
>many Iyers who wrongly identify themselves as Saivaites. Are u an Iyer? BTW,
>your name sounds very Vaishnavaite!!! I havent heard of any Saivaite by the
>name Srivatsan, while it is a very common name among Srivaishnavaas.
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>Kindly clarify.
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>Regards
>Anand K
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