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Re: Digest bhakti.v003.n063

RSrin_at_aol.com
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.