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Date: Mon Aug 24 1998 - 17:06:43 PDT
Dear Bhaktas, I have not been able to read all the messages because when it is very long and I download it, AOL says it is too long to open the text file and I get stuck. But from the few I have read, may I humbly ask, what is this "most divyadesam" charcha about? Some say Tiruvengadam, some Thiruppathi, some Tirunarayanapuram, some others, kanchipuram, Kumbakkonam and so on...we miss the poets' metaphor when we go for the literal, dear brothers and sisters. Every green hill (pachail ma malai) is His face (for, is He not the Preserver...Go vardhana?) When upama, upameya, karta, karaka and karana become one, where is superior, inferior concept? Every sthala is divya, when we interiorise the outer space into our own heart space; as a Sri Vaishnawa I seek to integrate life's upacharas with Perumal's upacharas, so every act is filled with His presence..Vedanta Desikan says, tvayi rakshati rakshakaihi kim manyaihi? tvayi cha arakshati rakshakaihi kim manyahi.. iti nischitadheehi grahyami nityam bhru Hare vagavati thataashrayam tvaam... Anybody for translation?...thanks.