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RE: Digest Number 210
Date: Tue Dec 12 2000 - 20:35:00 PST

Sri Raamajayam
SrimathE GopAla DEsika MahA DEsikAya Namaha

Dear Smt.MythrEyi Srivaths(Smt.Srivatsan),
							As with learning Grantham, mere knowing the story in brief, will not let you appreciate the reality, to foster belief or admire the greatness(MahAtmas) of every character portrayed in Srimad Raamayanam.   Even though all of us see the suffering of Thayaar in Srimad Raamayanam, Sri.Raama suffered more to uphold righteousness and truth(Sirasanjali Mathaaya......Ramam Sri Satya Paraakramam).  Sri.Raama was Satya Swaroopam, and he delivered himself in perfect harmony to the Pramaanas(Shastras), and served as an "OUTSTANDING" Example for humanity, without attaching emotions when delivering justice.  You have to note that Sri.Valmiki was able to witness Sri.Raama's life(including Sri.Raama's private conversations with his consort), and hence knowing the Moola Grantham, and Vyakyaanam would let you transcend in time and emotions, to come to a correct conclusion.   There are so many things AdiyEn learnt from Sri.PVP's commentary, through Sri.Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy's TeleUpa!
 nyaasam, which are never visible in knowing just the jist from a Paati Kathai(Grandmother's story).

A few episodes will bring us in tears,
1.Sri Raama fulfilling the vows of King Dasarathaa and going to forest(NO FAULT OF HIS).
2.Sri Raama showering love on every acquaintance/living creature from Ayodhya to Sri Lanka(Maharishis,Guha,Sugreeva, Hanumaan,Sabhari,Jataayu,Vibeeshana)
4.Saranaagathi of Vibheeshana
5.incidents just before the Pattabhishekam of the Lord......I can mention a lot more, just on hearing some of these from Upanyaasam, and I can imagine how wonderful if AdiyEn had been blessed to study the Moola Grantham and relish Poorvacharyas Vyakyaanam on this Maha Kavyam.

Ofcourse having said all this, AdiyEn always have a soft corner for Thayaar, even though she is part and parcel of the Lord, for her Divya Kalyaana Gunaas which are more forgiving of our greatest sins as our dear mother would.

Narayana! Narayana!

AdiyEn Sri Raamanuja Daasan,

Sudarsana Dasosmi


Message: 3
   Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2000 01:39:54 -0000
Subject: fault in avatarams ?

 namaskarams to all,
 in first mail in the KURAI ONDRUM ILLAI series the author said the 
following lines :
 " Every avataram has some fault, and this is the fault in 
KrisnAvataram, where He did not save her immediately. But Draupadi 
was saved, she received the protection she needed. How is this 
possible, if Krishna did not save her? He says that He didn't save 
her, but His NAmam did. "
  but i believe Sriman Narayana came into this world in different 
avataras not only to restore peace and prosperity but also to set an 
example of how divine and pure every person's life should be.
 i have 2 questions in this regard. will anyone help me to clear my 
doubts. not able to accept the fact that Krishna did not save his true 
bhaktai draupadi or that he did not save her immediately.
why god did not want to save her and why did he keep silent when she 
was being dishonoured in front of all .
 2. also i cannot digest the fact that Rama, the egapatni 
viradhan,one who loved his wife immensely sends her off to the forest 
WHILE SHE IS PREGNANT even without letting her know that she will be 
away from him for the rest of her life( this is story that i've 
heard - so kindly forgive me if iam wrong).
 being a woman myself, i cannot digest the fact of a woman being 
marooned by her soul mate when she is pregnant( the time when a woman 
needs emotional and physical support) whatever the reasons may be.
 when i asked this question about Rama to several people most of them 
say that Rama came into this world as a human and he had to suffer 
just like any human. well if so, why should he set a bad example to 
his bhaktas ? just because a washerman spoke ill of his Sita, Rama 
cannot send her away . didnt he promise in front of Agni devata that 
he will ever protect her and never leave her alone under any 
circumstance( isnt that the true meaning of marriage ?). 
can Lord himself fail from his promise ?
  these questions have been troubling me for a long time . can anyone 
please clear them for me and help me restore my faith in all acts of 
god  ?

 Mythreyi Srivaths


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