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From: Vijay Srinivasan (Vijay_Srinivasan_at_praxair.com)
Date: Mon Jan 13 1997 - 13:20:48 PST

Dear Prapatti Group Members:

Mohan Sagar wrote:

"It is important to note, though, that throughout the countless births the
Lord is always there, guiding and protecting us, and slowly cultivating in
us the devotion that hopefully, will remove the ego and ignorance and allow
us to realize Him.  The Srirangam Acharyas liken this to a farmer planting
and harvesting crops.  The Lord as the farmer carefully tills the soil by
protecting the cetana through its many experiences, plants the seed of
devotion in the soul's heart, and continues to care for and feed this tiny
seed until devotion blooms in full."

Mohan:

I enjoyed your posting as I always do.  Some of the questions you raised, were 
questions after my own heart.  For eg.  Is it necessary to be a Sri Vaishnava 
to attain Moksha etc.,  Since the Lord is Kapata Nataka Soothra Dhari this 
could very well be true.  In connection with your above passage I wish to place 
the following comment:

Please note that one of the Kanchi Acharyas in one of his  work called "Daya 
Shathakam" also  likened Lord Srinivasa to a farmer:
vide ".....Vrishashailesha Krishivalam Dhinothy".  

Please keep up your interest and I will look forward to reading more of your 
postings.  Thanks.

Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan