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Sri SR's articles on Tirumaalai

From: Nutech (
Date: Tue Aug 04 1998 - 20:55:07 PDT

Dear Sri Sampath Rengarajan,

It was sheer delight to read your erudite and informative postings on
Tiru maalai. Any amount of imagination and speculation by our little
minds would not be able to comprehend, let alone understand the nuances
by our own efforts. The commentaries of Vyaakhyaana Chakravarti are
non-pareil in this regard. 

No doubt, because the Vyaakhyaanams were in the Tamil in vogue at his
times, it would be difficult for the neophyte with no more than a mere
smattering of the language (even as it obtains now)  to closely follow
the original. 

One should have studied  the Ancient and Medieval Tamil to understand
the full significance of what Sri Periyavachan Pillai says. If  one does
not have this opportunity, only a study in the Kalakshepam tradition at
the feet of qualified Acharya in a true spirit of learnung can open our
eyes to the inner meanings of the Pasurams. 

I am glad to find that you are doubly qualified in both these aspects as
revealed by your masterly and true representation of Poorva Acharyas’
Vyaakhyaanams and in conformity with the text, context and commentaries
of Poorva Acharyas. 

Thank you.

Anbil Ramaswamy