ADMIN: *sigh* Mail problems again?

sridhar.mfc at SOFTHOME.NET sridhar.mfc at SOFTHOME.NET
Thu Sep 13 16:34:28 CDT 2001

Yes, the question indeed referred to the disaster. The timing of the
silence was not funny. The list usually hums with activity during weekdays.
Is the silence simply because some of Manhattan is closed down?! Are the
active members limited to that region?

Regarding your remembering Ishvara, maybe it is right that you should so
feel, but thankfully, He needs no one's bidding to do what He must. Would
it not be be unfair to Him to think He would do anything but that just
because a mortal mind did not "remember" Him?! In retrospect, it was He who
took you down from building no 7, was it not? And in equal measure, left
thousands of others under the rubble of the WTC buildings? Or, going back,
made the hijackers do what they did? Do we dare fathom that?

Oh, but am I straying from Advaita? (By the way, how do we do away with the
reference to His gender when discussing Advaita?)


Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT] writes:

> I don't know if it is a general question or if it is a reference to the
> World Trade Center disaster.
> If it is the latter I can speak for myself.
> I (used to) work in 7 World Trade Center which was the 3rd building that
> collapsed completely.  We are currently trying to frantically retrieve our
> records/programs from backups and what not.  But all my friends and
> colleagues are fine.  It still seems like a dream - so much of destruction!
> Looking back, I was wondering as to how many times I remembered Ishvara
> while I was witnessing the tower fall.  Not once and I feel inadequate about
> it.  Srimad Bhagavatam says that if one were to remember Ishvara at the time
> of trouble His help will reach him for sure.  Even though I pray regularly,
> discuss scriptures frequently, at the moment of trial I forgot Ishvara.  I
> instintively relied only on human effort (I didn't need much of that either
> as I was a distant witness - many blocks away in the city).
> Shame on me.  I guess I don't have any moral right to talk about
> spirituality anymore.
> Regards,
> SVS.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sridhar.mfc at SOFTHOME.NET [mailto:sridhar.mfc at SOFTHOME.NET]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 11:07 AM
> Subject: Re: ADMIN: *sigh* Mail problems again?
> Why this total silence? Is everyone OK?
> Sridhar
> Jaldhar H. Vyas writes:
> > On Fri, 7 Sep 2001, Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT] wrote:
> >
> > > Sri Jaldhar,
> > >
> > > My mails keep bouncing back, even though I have
> > > "ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG" as the address.  If this does not
> show
> > > up in the list, kindly forward it and correct my account if there is any
> > > error.
> > >
> >
> > Aaargh!  I thought we had solved this problem?  If anyone is also
> > suffering from this please forward the message you tried to send (with
> > full headers if you sent it by mail.  If you used the web interface please
> > mention it.) to my personal address not the list.  I'll investigate.
> >
> > --
> > Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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