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Re: aditya hridayam
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 13:01:08 PST

Dear BhAgavathAs,

This is AdiYen's thoughts about SriRamAvatharam and in particular Sri 
Adityahrudayam.Kindly correct me if I am wrong.

In the entire Sri RAmAvatharam our Lord declared 'AtmAnam manusham 
manye' and he set a example to all 'manushyas' as to how exactly one 
should lead his life strictly according to the Dharma.
We have to take the incidence of SriRama taking upadesham from Rishi 
Agastyar and chanting Adityahrudayam in this sense.
The Sun-God 'Surya' gives us heat and light through which we are able 
to see and understand and perform karma in this world.Without him our 
Eye's are useless.In the same way in our hearts (hrudayam) we have 
our Lord shining with 'Koti surya prabham'.Just like our eyes utterly 
depends on Aditya to see and understand the world We Jiva's and also 
the Achit vastusamooham  utterly depends on the antaryami 
paramAtman.So by chanting Aditya hrudayam and worshiping Surya-
Narayanan we are actually glorifying our own Perumal who is shining  
like a Koti-Adityan in our own hearts.
Asmath hrudaye Aditya iva BhAsate iti Adityahrudayam.
If one does Aditya hrudayam parayanam visualising Lord Sri Narayanan 
as the real Adityan situated in our hrudayam it will be a great 

Iti Sri AsmadAchArya PAdarEnu
Suresh Srinivasamurthy

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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