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Re: Namaskaram - Introduction and a few thoughts on 'manaththukkiniyAn'

From: TCA Venkatesan (vtca_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 18:39:27 PST

Sri:
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:

Dear BhagavatOttamas,

Sri Hari Krishnan raises a valuable question.

--- Hari Krishnan <harikrishnan@vsnl.net> wrote:

> 'sinaththinAl then ilangaik kOmAnai-ch chetra' (He
> who slayed Ravana **out of anger**) must have some
> deeper significance.

The very same question is asked and answered by the 
vyakyadars of Tiruppavai. Would Sri Rama who is as 
cool as water get angry? The answer is that He 
considers the enemies of His devotees as His own 
enemies. Sri Rama got angry when He found that Ravana 
had attacked Siriya Tiruvadi, Sri Hanuman. He was 
cool when Ravana's arrows struck His body, but He 
was angered when Ravana's arrows fell on Sri 
Hanuman's body. He had shown the same guNam when He 
got angry with Vali and killed him as Sugreeva was 
angry with his brother and yet He also cried when 
Sugreeva cried for his brother. Sri Krishna also 
states to Duryodhana that His enemity to the Pandavas 
who are dear to Him is enemity toward Him. 

The meaning here also is that His anger (purpose)
goes down only when all the things (beings and 
non-beings) that stand in the way of His devotees 
reaching Him are removed. It is said that Sri 
Ranganatha is lying in Srirangam with the vow that 
He will not rise till the karmas of all beings are 
removed.

Azhvar Emperumanar Jeeyar Tiruvadigale Saranam

adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan
TCA Venkatesan

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