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A Wish Fulfilled

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Date: Fri Jan 14 2000 - 11:41:18 PST

Namo Narayana

Last evening i heard the following from my sister, and was so overwhelmed with
joy, that i thought it would only be fitting to share this with other
bhagavathas.

As all of us are aware, HH Srimad Azhagiya Singar has put every eager and
interested bhagavatha in a state of trance with his excellent upanyasams on
Andal's Thirupaavai. About 4-5 days back, my sister and her husband saw this
elderly Srivaishnavite Mami (Lady, although i prefer Mami), attend the upanyasam
and wait for the bus to get back home. Since they saw her a couple of days they
offered to give her a ride back, since she happened to live near their place.
Following their getting to know each other session, this Mami asked my sister if
HH would perform Bharanyasam to a Thengalai sampradhayam person. My sister asked
some kainkaryaparals of Sri Matam, just to confirm, and HH was more than happy
perform the same the very next day. The Mami was excited and her Bharanyasam was
performed. It also happened to be the 29th day of Marghazi, and when HH
explained the beautiful "sittram-siru kale" paasuram, and specifically the last
two lines...
" Urrome aavom unakke naam aatcheyvom
marrai nam kamangal maarelor embavaay"
the Mami burst out crying, when she realized that she had her Bharanyasam
performed on the most important day, where Andal and the aayarpadi girls request
for eternal service to HIM, and which also happens to be a critical aspect of
SriVaishanavam. Since members are aware of the beauty and meaning of this
passuram, i do not wish to elaborate any further.

This may only be yet another event, but the impact the entire sequence of events
has on one's mind is truly phenomenon. Strange are the ways how Perumal fulfills
the wishes of his dear ones. Maybe this is a good example of how HE will fulfill
our wishes that are not materialistic oriented. All that the Mami wanted was to
have the Bharanyasam performed, but what she got was more than her request. A
simple wish but a priceless reward. Also goes to show that the Acharyan is
always eagerly waiting to help rescue and guide us towards HIM. Afterall when it
comes to surrendering to HIM, kalai is a non-issue.


Blessed are those who worship HIM and
Blessed are they who seek refuge in HIM

Andal ThiruVadigale Saranam
Srimad Azhagiya Singar Thiruvadigale Saranam

adiyen, ramanuja dasan
(srinivasan)

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Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka
Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama