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Flowers that please Lord Vishnu

From: Vijay Srinivasan (Vijay_Srinivasan_at_praxair.com)
Date: Mon Feb 05 1996 - 07:24:40 PST

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

Did you know that there are eight different kinds of flowers that please our 
Lord Vishnu the most.  I learned this from Vatsya Varadhacharya's treatise on 
Prapannamrutham.  I have long been trying hard to acquire these flowers and 
offer it to Lord Vishnu but haven't quite succeeded.  I do not know which 
Nursery will have these flowers.  They say that it requires a special soil and 
a temperate climate to grow these flowers.  May be you can help me.  The 
flowers are:

Ahimsa Prathamam Pushpam (Non-violence)
Pushpam Indriya Nigraha (Sense-control)
Sarvabhuta Daya Pushpam (Compassion to fellow beings)
Kshama Pushpam Visheshathaha (Patience)
Jnanam Pushpam (Right knowledge)
Tapaf Pushpam (Penance)
Shanthi Pushpam Thathaiva cha (Inner peace)
Satyam Ashtavidham Pushpoho (Truth)
Vishnoho Preetikaram Bhavet

My intuitive feeling tells me that I have already located the Nursery (Prapatti 
group) and that the special soil is the sat-sangh it affords. May my heart 
provide the right kind of climate for the plant to grow and bring forth the 
flowers that pleases our Lord the most.


Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan