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From: Subadra Vasudevan (aurum_at_cadvision.com)
Date: Sat Feb 27 1999 - 04:22:56 PST
Dear bhAghavadhOthamals, My humble obeisance to the devotees of the Lord.We will set aside the seeds and give them time to sprout. The entire gamut of “avanE tharuvAn” has been done in a series of phenomenal postings.Little of what is left unsaid, we will say.Why should SriNArAyanA give, to whom, should we ask/should we not ask. ‘un adiyArku en seivan enrE iruthi nee’. PerumAl’s inherent quality is to give. His natural attribute to give is strained by our nature of asking. “umadhu adigal adaighinrEn enru orukAl urathavarai thamadu anaithunm vazhanghium” Perumal’ s attribute is to give but His quality of giving in abundance is restricted by our inability to receive it – because we have already put a tag on it saying “give me this, help me in this, save me from this.” It is said “when God decides to punish people He does it by fulfilling their wishes.” Such is the fallacy of our seeking. Kindly be reminded of the concept behind performing “praphatti” as is extensively discussed in this forum – we seek Your Arul through the AchaaryAn, with no ulterior motive, with You as the means and end. So “NarAyananE tharuvAn.” He will give Himself, His self. AndAl thru adigaliE charanam, With highest regards, Subadra P.S. “us, we, does not refer any of the members but just human behavior at largesse.