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Re: Muslim invasions and other mysteries

From: Sampath Rengarajan (
Date: Fri Jan 26 1996 - 12:07:40 PST

>  I believe this is the primary reason Sri Desikar
> composed the AbhIti Stavam -- to calm his mind as
> well as those around him.

I disagree with the note that Swami Desikar wanted to calm his mind. He was
"sarva thanthra swathanthrar" by periya piraati and there were so many
citations to prove
that Swmai Desikan was not affected by any of these events. When some one
donated a
gold  coin in his daily bikshai, he moved them away to garbage using a tool (as
he would
never even touch them) , charecterising them as "worms". He delivered (not
this and other slokam for the benefit of us and that was his mission as he
might have

> The person of wisdom, however, is aware of the
> true nature of these actions and objects and does not
> get personally affected by them.

I am sure many will  agree that Vedantha dEsikar as a person of wisdom keeping
in view that
he is in the lineage of our poorvaacharyaas and all his contributions. This
being the case
may I re-write your above sentence as follows ?

Swami Vedaantha dEsikar being a person of wisdom, and as one who is aware of
true nature of these actions and objects AND THE ROLE OF HIS MISSION AS WELL,
 did not get personally affected by them.

Swami dEsikan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

Sampath Rengi