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Re: svAmi mudali-ANDAN (Part 3)

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Tue Jan 18 2000 - 11:44:03 PST

In a message dated 1/9/00 1:10:57 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Tssundararajan@aol.com writes:

<< AzhvAn (together with periya nambi) substituted 
 for uDaiyavar to answer the vicious summons of the 
 bigoted chOzha ruler; AzhvAn won the debate but the eyes 
 of AzhvAn and periya-nambi were nevertheless gouged out 
 by the mean loser. >>

Dear Sri Sundararajan
May I add a few words to your brilliant write up on Andan and Azhwan?
The following is from the Introduction for the "Panchasthavam"
by Prof. Srivatsankachariar Swami
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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"When Nalooran was deputed to gouge the eyes of Azhwan,
the latter addressed Nalooran - 
" I do not need these physical eyes that had the durbhaghyam 
of seeing such a Bhagavad Dveshi like you". 
So saying, he gouged his own eyes with his 
"EzhuthANi" - a stylus used for writing on palm leaf.
Here was the mahAn who lost his 'darsanam' for the sake 
of our 'Darsanam" as can be seen from Guruparampara Sara etc."
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