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Re: Of Hari, Green, Radha

From: Lakshmikumar (
Date: Wed Feb 13 2002 - 15:51:27 PST

SrImatE rAmAnujAya nama:

Dear SrI mAlOlan cadAmbi swAmin,

namO nArAyaNa!

--- In bhakti-list@y..., "Malolan Cadambi"
<mcadambi@y...> wrote:
> Radha in the Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya is recognised
as an amsam of > the Vaanaras who re-incarnated during
the Krishna Avatara as 
> Gopikas. 

Could you please cite any SrI Vaishnava achAryA's work
in proof of this statement? 

> Radha is refered to in Swami Vedanta Desikar's
> Yadhava-bhudhayam was commented upon even by the
Advaitha Scholar 
> Appayya Diskhita. This also means that the advaita
school or as a 
> matter of fact even the dvaita school do not
recognise Krishna as
> the supreme god-head, but Krishna is recognised only
as an avatara > of Sriman naarayana.

Could you please explain how *this* also means that
advaitis or dvaitins do not recognize SrI krishna as
the Supreme Godhead? 

SrI krishna is considered the Supreme God by SrI
vaishnava achAryAs. Just to make your statements
clearer, for SrI vaishnavAs, Lord SrI krishnA = The
Supreme Godhead (para-brahman) = SrIman nArAyNa. The
vEdAs and other shAstrAs, in one voice, speak this
(Reference:- Tattvam, Hitam, PurushArttam - Telephonic
discourse by HH SrImad Azhagiya Singar)

> HaritA means Green. This word is attributed to
Mahalakshmi to 
> emphasize the fact that the green wealth of the
forests and crops 
> have personified Mahalakshmi as Green therefore
HaritA. Hari due to > his association with Mahalakshmi
is also Green therefore becoming 
> HaritA sametha Hari. 

Thanks for the beautiful explanation.

> Her bhakti anubhavam is laudable. But without proper
knowledge of 
> attributes, contemplating on them or devotion
towards them not 
> recommended. 

Sow. Kalaivani has a great bhakti at her age of 20,
which many of the older, more learned people do not
have. aDiyEn understands from her posts that she has
willingness to learn and also has so much meekness, 
that a lot of us lack either in writings, actions, or
in the thoughts. These great qualities of her
definetly merit appreciation.

LakshmikumAr rAmAnuja dAsan
SrImad Azhagiya Singar thiruvadigalE saranam!

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