[Advaita-l] Fwd: SSS, avidyA, shrI Ramakrishnan

Ramamurthy Venkateswaran r_venkateswaran at hotmail.com
Fri May 25 08:14:44 CDT 2007

I read with interest and concur with the views of Vidyasankarji.  Although I don't contribute to the discussions, but following it with interest and curiosity.  At times some of the contributors could have moderated their presentation and it is becoming necessary that some one has to take upon himself/herself the responsibility of moderating the views of presenters/contributors.
I wish saner discussion flourishes.

R. Venkateswaran 

> From: svidyasankar at hotmail.com> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 17:34:56 -0700> Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Fwd: SSS, avidyA, shrI Ramakrishnan> > > I am quite disheartened to see discussions on this list degenerating into > noise and chaos. In my capacity as moderator of this list, I am calling upon > all participants on the threads related to Swami Saccidanandendra > Sarasvati's writings to:> > 1. Exercise self-restraint - to this end, we recommend a maximum of two > mails per day per person. Unless this request is honored for the next month > by all, one of us moderators will have to put specific list members on > active moderation mode, i.e. your posts will be held back for approval by > one of the moderators. Of course, this only addresses quantity. We reserve > the right to evaluate the average quality of posts and take similar action > whenever necessary.> > 2. Give the other person the benefit of the doubt, whenever possible. I am > going to mention specific names in public here; my apologies in advance for > any hurt sentiments.> > For example, Anand, Bhaskar's use of honorifics seems stylistic; he has been > using these for a long time, so I don't interpret it as being meant in any > other way in the recent past. On the other hand, Bhaskar, you must surely > see that what you write is capable of being interpreted in a way that you > may not have intended. It is a function of how you write. Also, surely, it > was not necessary to immediately respond with a caustic proverb and with > comments about people being frustrated. Those of us who have been on this > list since its inception know that the relative paucity of contribution to > these discussions from Anand Hudli is out of choice, not out of inability. > Finally, Rama, please tone down your posts. The points that you want to make > are being lost in the reactions that are evoked by the manner of your posts.> > All of you can well appreciate that I understand each of your perspectives > and your frustrations with certain issues. In the interest of maintaining > public peace and one's own personal poise, can we all treat each other with > a little more civility, if not respect?> > 3. Finally, please give us moderators some time to react to posts - Ravi, > Jaldhar and I all live in the US, which is behind Indian time by half a day. > Posters from India may post something which we would only get to read much > later - sometimes several hours and sometimes almost a day later. If we are > slow to take notice, it is because we are busy with various things, and not > because we agree with everything that one or the other person says. Plus, in > the recent past, we are facing some technical issues with our server, so > posts sometimes do not make it through consistently, so we may not even have > received some mails, making it impossible for us to react to them. > Perception and reality can be vastly different things - if nothing else, > this is the first lesson we learn in vedAnta.> > Regards,> Vidyasankar> > _________________________________________________________________> PC Magazine’s 2007 editors’ choice for best Web mail—award-winning Windows > Live Hotmail. > http://imagine-windowslive.com/hotmail/?locale=en-us&ocid=TXT_TAGHM_migration_HM_mini_pcmag_0507> 
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