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Date: Fri Aug 14 1998 - 07:58:02 PDT
Srimathe Narayanaya Namaha On Date: 8/13/98 9:40 PM Sri Ramesh Sarangapani wrote : Quote ________ It is one thing to preach the charama slokam, but something all together different to execute it day-in-and-day-out (for all Tiru-alli-kAni vasis :-)) Unquote _______ Just because we are not able to follow what is said in the Charama Slokam doesn't mean that the Divya DEsam has lost its prominence. It is we who should follow what is said in the Charama Slokam. If we are not following the same, it is no good, be it that we are in ThiruvallikkENi or Ahobilam or any other Divya DEsam. Quote __________ Of what use is the sweet smile on the tirumukam of tiruvenkatamudayan, if i can enjoy it for only a fraction of a second? (may be a minute...if i can spare 10 bucks :-)) Unquote __________ Atleast we can see his smile for a fraction of a second and for a minute on sparing 10 bucks, but none of us can see the EmberumAns in Paramapadham and Vaikuntam with this body. Does this mean that they are of no significance? Once again let me bring Thondar-adi-podi-AzhwAr in to picture. He says ".. ichchuvai thavira yAn pOi indhira lOgam ALum, achchuvai perinum vEndEn..". While he praises Ranganathan by this paasuram, we can also interpret this as the ArchAvatAra swaroopam of emberumAn and say that even the fraction of second smile is enought for me. (This really doesn't mean that I am siding towards Thirumalai in my argument!!) Quote ____________ Of what use is even our pEriya perumal, if he refuses to budge from his "bed"? Unquote __________ Good, is Sri Malolan coming out of his Sannidhi every day so that he can be superior to our Periya PerumAL? Quote __________ Devadirajan, ofcourse, standing on Attigiri and holding his abhaya-hastam is showering His benign glance on all His devotees. But then it takes just one "dancer" (Arayar) to snatch away even his darling son (Udayavar). Prersonally, i would think twice before taking refuge under such a "vehuli" :-) Unquote ____________ Beautiful. But please note that our PerumAL became a VehuLi just for the benefit of Sri VaishNavism. If he would have been more possessive about his son Ramanujar, where will all the now rich Sri VaishNava sampradhAyam be? So please keep Ahobilam at the bay. Please, please, please, please, take this in a lighter way as an argument. I have no disregards for Ahobilam in anyway or could there be any for anybody. All the above is meant only in a lighter vein. Forgive me if I have hurt any body's feelings. adiyEn RAmAnuja dAsan Thirumalai Vinjamoor Venkatesh P.S: However there is no question of changing my mind over Srirangam!!