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asmadhAchArya paryanthAm vandhE GuruparamaparAm- 6

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Jan 21 2001 - 16:50:32 PST

SrI:
SrImathE Gopaladesika mahadesikaya namah:

Dearest Srivaishnavas,

Please accept adiyEn’s dhaNdavath praNAmams at your feet.

Our Srivaishnava AchArya lineage- upto (our AchArya) asmadhAchAryan, it is 
of the highest order; blemishless; faultless; with absolutely no 
interruption (avicchinnam); continuous. Folly, mistake, falling in 
character, a black mark in their qqualities, - no way! It is due to our 
limitless puNyam, grace of Sriya: Pathi Sriman Narayanan, we have been 
blessed to have such Greatest AchArya paramparA. There can be no doubt at 
all on this in any of our minds.

We should recite our AchAryan’s thaniyan everyday and also of PoorvAchAryAs. 
There can not be a better one than the dedicatory verses of (y)our AchAryas 
to grant you what you wish for. GuruparamparAdhyAnam, GuruparamparAsmaraNam, 
anusanthAnam, - when one does, there will be showering of sarva ma~ngaLam! 
There can be fullest blessing of Divya Dampathi on him.

Swamy Desikan has said “AchAryAdhiha dEvathAm samadhikAm anyAm na 
manyAmahE!” Is there a God more than AchArya? We will never ever consider 
so.- says thUppul PiLLai. In every one of our Srivaishnava AchAryAs, Sriya: 
Pathi Sriman Narayanan has entered into and been blessing the Humanity.

GuruparamparA smaraNam is the most important and essential one. It is the 
most necessary deed, which is nithya karma; naimittika karma, as well as 
kAmyam too. This can also be for prAyaschittham for one’s pApam. It grants 
everything that we wish for.

Those who feel that they cannot recite Vedas, recite Divya prabandham, etc., 
at least should recite thaniyan, mediate on the Greatest AchArya paramparA. 
adiyEn will list down the Srivaishnava AchArya paramaparA, to the best of 
adiyEn’s limited knowledge (that adiyEn could learn from these lists.). All 
AchArya lineages will be listed as far as I can, for the benefit of every 
one of us.

(extract from Sri Periyavacchaan Pillai's Manikka malai from Sri Venkatesh 
Elayavalli's web site on  (www.srivaishnava.org)

A  Sishya should be grateful for the AchArya and follow
these principles:

1.   The path of the AchArya
2.   No discussion on the merits and demerits of others
3.   "Omniscience" about his own faults
4.   Ignorance as to the defects of others
5.   Absence of confusions like
a.   being a servant (Sesha) for any other god
b.   having independence (svAtantrya)
c.   considering the body as the soul
d.   praising himself
e.   abusing others
6.   Acknowledgment of the Lord's quality of protection
7.   No disrespect to the AchArya, the tirumantram, or the Lord.

I humbly request with my folded hands to each Bhagawatha of this list, to 
contribute your mite for the 81st Jayanthi celebration. Please pay your 
obeisance by contributing your mite and donate generously to the cause of 
the 81st Tirunakshatram celebrations planned for March 24-31, 2001. 
Contributions from the USA are tax exempt. Please mail your checks to:

SMSA Inc,
c/o Smt. Nagu Satyan,
7821 W Alder Drive
Littleton, CO 80128

Please indicate on the memo of your check that your contribution
is for Srimad Poundarikapuram Ashramam.

For those in India, please send the cheque or drafts in favour of "S.P.A.V 
Truct, 81st Jayanthi a/c and send to Srikaryam, Srimad Poundarikapuram 
Andavan Ashramam, 43- A/13, Asramam Road, Srirangam, TRICHY.  PIN 620006, 
India.
AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Regards
Narayana Narayana
AchAryan Thiruvadi nArAyaNadAsan madhavakkannan
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