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Tele-upanyAsam of SrImad Azhagiyasingar

From: anand karalapakkam (anand_karalapakkam_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Aug 07 1999 - 10:46:04 PDT

Sri:
Sri Lakshmi nrisimha parabrahmaNE nama:
Sri Lakshmi nrisimha divya paduka sevaka
srivan satakopa sri narayana yatindra mahadesikaya nama:

Dear devotees,
namO nArAyaNA.

  Message from SrI Dileepan :

As announced last week at the end of the upanyasam, the next upanyasam will 
be on August 14th, 99 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.
If you wish to register please send me an e-mail.  The pass code
will be sent only to those who register.

The topic of the upanyasam is continuation of
Kanninunsiruththaambu.  At the present time Srimad Azhagiya
Singar is covering just one line each time. Jeeyar is covering several 
commentaries including NanjIyar, NammpiLLai,
PeriyavAchchAn piLLai, azhagiya maNavALa perumAL nAyanAr, and ThampirAn 
padi, with unique examples that even common people can understand. At such a 
leisurely   pace, the kalakshEpam is very
much like studying directly under the divine feet of an Acharya
in person in India.  For August 14th the topic is
"dhEvu maRRaRiyEn kurukoor nambi".

Last time Jeeyar covered the second line of the second verse, "mEvinEn avan 
pon adi meymmaiyE".  We can never forget
the explanation about why Madurakavi was not attracted to the
pavana feet of our Lord that touched everyone without
discrimination, but was attracted to the "pon adi" of
Nammaazhvar.  The humor Jeeyar brings into the upanyasam is exceptional and 
unparalleled.  Recall Jeeyar's explanation for
the reason why Nammazhvar refers to the feet of even
devathanthra as "adi"?

What is truly amazing is the way HH feels about the upanyasams.
Last Sunday adiyEn had the opportunity to speak with Srimad
Azahgiya Singar immediately after the upanyasam was over.
Jeeyar expressed happiness about the upanyasam. Srimad
Azhagiya Singar said, (paraphrasing), "I go to bed most
nights with my mind burdened by the difficulties of Matam administration. 
But, today, after the upanyasam I am going
to bed with my heart filled with happiness."

All of ubhaya vibUthi is not sufficient prathi-upakAram for
the kindness of our Jeeyar towards us.

srimad azhagiya singar thiruvadigaLE saraNam

-- adiyEn ramanuja dasan

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  adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
  ananthapadmanAbha dAsan
  krishNArpaNam


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