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Re:rAmAnujar and the gopuram episode

From: Anand Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Tue Dec 15 1998 - 11:41:50 PST

SrImatE SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmanE namaha
namO nArAyaNA.

Forwarded is the concluding post by Sri Dileepan on this
gopuram episode of emperumAnAr.

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
ananthapadmanAbha dAsan
krishNArpaNam
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Dear Mani:

To bring closure to this discussion adiyEn would like to highlight the
points
of agreements:

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Mani Varadarajan wrote:

I agree with Dileepan's summary that the facts do not admit of
Ramanuja having climbed the temple tower (gopuram).


> Did Sri Ramanuja give out rahasya manthras/mantharthas
> to everyone?

I agree that Ramanuja did not give out the rahasya mantras
in this episode. No ancient biography mentions that he did.
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The only point of disagreement is to how many people did Ramanuja teach
the
manthrArthas.  This is not a major point as there is no major
restriction,
except for demonstrated interest, on this as far as what adiyEn
understands.

Thank you Mani for a good discussion.

-- adiyEn
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