[Advaita-l] vedic yajna
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Fri Dec 9 06:11:03 CST 2011
Dear Shri Rajaram,
All the participants in the thread as also the silent readers are anxious to know the reply given by Sastrigal. At the start of the thread you had requested participation from all knowledgeable members, and I think it would be fair to share the knowledge you gained from Sastrigal in detail.
Of course, if the Sastrigal has exhorted you not to give his opinion in open forum or some other restrictions, it would be the correct thing to be quiet.
From: Rajaram Venkataramani <rajaramvenk at gmail.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Sent: Friday, December 9, 2011 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] vedic yajna
Dear Shri Venkatesh, you were and are right that cow should not be
killed. I suggest you leave it at that instead of using Satrigal's
words to silence others. What if you were also wrong on many details?
I dont think that there is a beef appreciation group here. They were
only sharing the textual evidence in support of beef in ancient India
and rituals. I thank them for that because it enabled a meaningful
If someone is interested in the details, let he or she enquire
directly from Sastrigal. I am neither allowed to nor adept enough to
share the contents.
Unfortunately, I started this thread without anticipating the
consequences and hope it ends sooner than later as it cannot be
On 12/9/11, Venkatesh Murthy <vmurthy36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I feel good Sri Sastri has given the opinion 'Cow cannot be killed'.
> It will silence the Beef Appreciation Group we have here. What is he
> saying about Sankara Bhashya 6-4-18 on Uksha and Rishabha? It is
> definitely relevant for this list because it is for discussing Sankara
> Bhashyas. The moderators can take a decision.
> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Rajaram Venkataramani
> <rajaramvenk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/9/11, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> valve. It is like the spoken word; once uttered, it cannot be unspoken.
>>> do not censor, so we cannot remove any post from the list.
>>> So, Rajaram, having started the thread, and having seen the diversity of
>>> opinion among list-members, the best recourse would be this. Please type
>>> up a summary of what you have learnt from the learned and traditionally
>>> trained Sastri on this issue and post it, either to the list or by
>>> to those who participated in this discussion thread. I would suggest that
>>> before sending it out, run it by Sri Mani Dravid Sastri , to ensure that
>>> gets put down in writing accurately represents his thinking.
>> RV: I understand the administrative constraint. The lesson learnt is
>> one has to be extremely careful about what is written as much as what
>> is spoken.
>> The essential conclusion of discussion with Shri Mani Dravid Sastrigal
>> that I can share is "Cow cannot be killed". For details on each point
>> raised here, I request the interested members to contact him directly.
>> He is available in person, over e-mail and phone.
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