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Rivers

From: K Balaji (kbalaji_at_cdotb.ernet.in)
Date: Fri Dec 22 2000 - 03:57:47 PST

Srimate Sri Lakshminrisimha Parabrahmane Nama:
Srimate Ramanujaya Nama:
Srimate Nigamantha Mahadesikaya Nama:
Srimate Athivan Satakopa Yathindra Mahadesikaya Nama:
Srimate Srivan Satakopa Sri Vedantadesika Yathindra Mahadesikaya Nama:
Srimate Sri Lakshminrisimha Dhivya Padhukasevaka
Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yathindra Mahadesikaya Nama:


Dear Members

It feel sorry that my earlier posting on ganga/yamuna/kaveri generated
displeasure to some members.
I think the posting gave different meanings to members than what was
intended.  Here I would like to
clarify the intended meaning in other words :  Firstly, I  was not
interested at all  to claim
or point out which  one is the holiest river and which is lesser in degree
of its purity
etc.  I mentioned kaveri because a reference was made by one of the Alwars
similar to
that of Yamuna mentined in Thiruppavai.

Next, the central point of my posting was to establish that
Alwars/Nayanmars
won't have really discriminated the rivers and other holy places with their
conscious efforts of doing it so. At different point of time,  for one
reason or the other, all
these entities gained some kind of significance out of compassion and grace
of the God and those
were expressed through saints' songs and compositions. While enjoying their
Oneness state with the Supreme
Being,  they also narrated in their songs & compositions  that how a
particular
entity gained significance and its direct attachment/relation to God.

In my  last posting also I pointed out that the God  through his various
manifestaions,  one or other time
gave significance to a particular kind of form.  This in general helped
devotees to approach Him  through whatever
form they got attracted to. Something similar to this,  depending on the
place, time and/or context natural  entities
were elated/glorified ( by His ThiruvuLam)  through the great saints' songs
and compositions .

I hope this clarifies the meaning  of my earlier posting.

Obsevations and other interpretaions on this subject is entirely AdiyEn's.
I invite members to correct me in case I am wrong
and also request members to provide additional information.

Adiyen
Balaji K






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