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A Presentation prepared for NammAzhwAr Moksham ccelebration at Stirling , NJ by Sri RanganAthA Temple of America : Part I

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Dec 27 1999 - 07:04:17 PST

Dear BhakthAs :

AdiyEn was planning to attend this important uthsavam
and be with fellow BhakthAs on this special occasion .
AdiyEn had prepared a presentation appropriate to 
the Occasion ( AzhwArs and Sri RanganAthan ) as requested 
by the organizers of this Uthsavam .

AdiyEn is saddened however to state that one of the organizers , 
who volunteered to give me a ride did not show up at all 
or call to tell me as to what was happening to the agreed-upon 
ride to the Conference site on the morning of the MokshOthsavam . 
AdiyEn was asked to be ready at 7 AM for the ride that 
never came . AdiyEn waited for five more hours unitl noon 
and finally gave up plans to be with you all . Even now 
after 48 hours , adiyEn has not heard from this bhakthan , 
who let me down badly . AdiyEn wants to mention to 
the assembled BhakthAs at Stirling , NJ that 
my absence there was not intentional and adiyEn 
in retrospect thinks that it would have been better 
to have chosen the 3 hour long public transportation 
than relying on some one ,who does not keep his words. 
It was indeed a sad day for me .For all of us ,
a promise is a promise and one should bend over backward 
to keep them and if one can not for understandable reasons ,
atleast one should have the courtesy to communicate and explain 
what happened instead of stranding one on the way side .

Having said all that , adiyEn thought that it is better 
to reflect on the Vaibhavam of the Lord as enjoyed by
the 11 AzhwArs during this special month of Margazhi .
AdiyEn will summarize the special presentation prepared 
for this occasion on the next few postings .It is perhaps 
Sri RanganAthA's sankalpam that the prsentation prepared
for the local audience at His temple here reach out to 
a wider audience in a  more detailed form .

I did miss the sathsangam on this holy day .

NamO RanganAthAya !!!
Daasan, V.Sadagopan