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Re: Question relating to bhagavad rAmAnuja's major works.

From: Anand Karalapakkam (
Date: Sun Apr 16 2000 - 09:59:05 PDT

SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaN SatakOpa -
SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESIkAya namaha

 Dear SrI Krishnamachari,
 namO nArAyaNa.

> The question that was initially raised was:  Why did bhagavad rAmAnuja
> not DIRECTLY quote from divya prabandham, pA'ncarAtra, SrImad
> bhAgavatam etc.  The question was NOT whether SrI rAmAnuja did or did
> not base his philosophy on nammAzhvAr, pA'ncarAtra etc., and NOT
> whether his commentaries on gItA etc. were heavily influenced by
> AzhvAr's aruLicceyal.  The points made in SrI Anand KaralapAkkam's mail
> are that SrImad bhAgavatam is a very valid and authoritative work, that
> emperumAnAr has extensively used the ideas conveyed by nammAzhvAr in
> his gItA bhAshya etc.  This was NOT the issue. I agree that the
> statements made in SrI Anand's note are valid.

  Sorry for any confusion. Your question was pretty
  much answered by others and adiyEn just wanted to
  share certain information which had good link to 
  the posting made by SrI Bharat. Though it may not
  be answering "Your issue", adiyEn thought that its
  a worthwhile information to be shared with other
  devotees and enjoy the varies commentries. 
  adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,

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