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From: Sridhar Srinivasan (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 07:27:09 PST

Dear BhagavatOthamas:

Sri Vasudevan's series on Kannan perra veNNaikkalvi is simply 
enchanting, to say the least.  Sri MGV's anubhavam (involvement) and 
exposition of Azhwaar aruLiccheyal's is infectious and uplifiting.  

It is such a pleasure to read his descriptions because they overcome 
the language barrier.  Most translations and narrations  in English 
appear commonplace, especially if one has been exposed to  the 
original in tamizh or sanskrit.   This is because it is very 
difficult to reproduce the emotional and evocative states inherent in 
the original.  However, Sri MGV transcends these barriers because he 
is directly communicating an experiential state rather than 
re-narrating from comprehension.

My sincere thanks for this wondrous effort, and may our dear Kannan 
spur Sri MGV to scale newer heights in his discoveries of Kannan's 
cheshtithangaL and their descriptions.