ShriirAma establishes a Jyotirlinga - Rameswaram

Sankaran Jayanarayanan sjayana at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 8 18:19:52 CDT 1998

Ram Chandran <chandran at TIDALWAVE.NET> wrote:

>Anand Hudli <anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM>  Writes:
>> PS: Ravi and others who are from Madurai may have something to say
>> about Rameswaram. Their comments are welcome.
>I am from Madurai and I wanted to say something but I can't because my
>hands are tied!  The topic of discussion does not fall within the scope
>of Advaita-List, as specified by Ravi in his postings on
>ADMIN:Apologies.  This is a useful article for me and for many other
>readers in this list but with the new regulations such postings violate
>the guidelines of this list. I couldn't find any word close to Sankara
>or Advaita in your article.

Shankara quotes from the RAmAyaNa in his upadeshasahasrii and hails RAma
as a self-realized soul and encourages the disciples to be like RAma.
Any article about someone considered worthy of worship by Shankara is
good enough for the members of this list. The entire article was about
one of the temples that is considered sacred by the advaita tradition.

> This posting raises lots of questions on
>the scope of topics for this list.  If we accept this article and
>an article on Buddha, we become morally corrupt. Someone can point out
>that we are a group of narrow-minded folks discriminating over some
>group of people in the list.  Of course, we are not some narrow-minded
>people. Then we better understand the implications of narrowing down
>scope of topics for the listing.   I am glad to see your posting, like
>your posting, want to add some additional points but I can't! My hands
>are tied!

:-) You need to free yourself from your self-imposed knots. I think you
must think a little clearer.

>This a time to contemplate, discuss and debate the scope of topics for
>this list before jumping into hasty conclusions and guidelines.  Let us
>not CREATE a Monster and ask for help to destroy our creation. We can
>better off by not creating the monster!

I have to laugh! There is no monster. It's your imagination playing
tricks. Just like MAyA :-)

>Ram Chandran


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Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at> writes:

> .. .. Things will probably become clearer when Ravi posts his FAQ

I agree with you and I am also hopeful Ravi's FAQ posting will resolve
these issues.

Ram Chandran
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