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Re: meaning of the sloka

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Dec 06 2001 - 16:10:01 PST

SrI:
SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:


Dear Smt Raji Sridhar,
This is the eighth sloka of Swamy Desikan's Kaamaasikaashtakam (on Lord 
Nrumsimhan).
Swamy Desikan says:
tvayi rakshati rakshakaih kim ananyaih, tvayi caa arakshati rakshakaih kim 
ananyaih.

bhagavAn is the only one who can protect us.  If He does not protect us
no one else can protect us, and if He decides to protect us, we don't need 
anyone else's protection.

This concept is conveyed in Slokam 8 - The same idea was conveyed in SrI 
ashTabhujAshTakam Sloka-s 5 and 6:  bhayam kutah syAt tvayi sAnukampe, 
rakshA kutah syAt tvayi jAtaroshe (Slokam 5), and tvayi pravr*tte mama kim 
prayAsaih, tvayyapravr*tte mama kim prayAsaih (Slokam 6).  This is the basis 
of goptr*tva varaNam which is one of the
a~nga-s of prapatti (from Sri N Krishnamchari's great series on Desika 
sthOthras in archives)

Regards
Narayana Narayana
NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan


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