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From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 18 2000 - 21:16:12 PDT

Sri:
Srimathe Gopaladesika Mahadesikaya Namah:
Dear Sri Murali,

I can not resist sharing with others your nice anubhavam on adiyEn's post. 
Let others also enjoy the same. Thanks for your post and encouraging words.

Regards
Narayana Narayana
adiyEn


----Original Message Follows----
From: "muralidhar rangaswamy" <rangaswamy_m@hotmail.com>
To: "Madhavakkannan V" <srivaishnavan@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Periya Thirumozhi 10.2- Sing this ten; there will be no more 
sorrows
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 18:22:33 -0000

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Dear Sriman Madhavakkannan Swamin,

Thanks a lot for another nectarine shower of verses from Tirumangai
Azhwar. The key verses are verses 7 and 9, which deserve further
examination. The construction of the bridge is essentially the
crux of SharaNagati, fundamental to Bhagavad Ramanuja darshanam.
In this act, every being from the tiny squirrel to the huge bears
and monkeys could enjoy being near the Lord, bearing eloquent
testimony to his soulabhyam. At another level, it is indicative of
the fact that the ocean of Samsara, which is most difficult to cross
by other means is readily crossed by performing SharaNagati to His
lotus feet. Adiyen is reminded of the Ramayana Charma Shlokam
declaration "dadAmyEtat vratam mama". The Lord's soulabyam esures
that in the process of granting refuge to Prapannas all are treated
equally (regardless of caste, creed, sex, background,
and accomplishment). Testimony to this can be seen from the fact that
Lord Rama was just as grateful for the efforts of the squirrel as he
was for the efforts of the giant bears and monkeys. The bridge is
also indicative of the fact that Lord Himself serves as the means for
Prapannas to cross the turbulent waters of Samsara. Swami Desikan
glorifies this aspect in the Mahaveera Vaibhavam salutations "Saditha
sethupatha seema seemanthita samudra", and "sakruth prapanna jana
samrakshaNa dikshita"

Verse 9 is a consummate illustration of the Ramayana vakyam
"mama va trayambakasyava". In the war against the Rakshasas, the
vanara army suffered heavily on account of maya tactics employed
by the former. At this juncture, Lord Rama joined the fray and
overcame the asuras tactics with ease. At this juncture, the Lord
remarked "Whose arrows are more powerful mine or Shiva's". Swami
Desikan refers to this in the Mahaveera Vaibhavam salutation
"Trayambaka samadhika GhorAstrAdambarA"

Thanks again for your wonderful note.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan
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