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RE: Some thoughts... Again. (fwd)

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Thu Jan 07 1999 - 09:41:57 PST

> On what consideration may they be choosen from among the 12?
> What about the rest?

All Alvars are Sri Vaishnavas. I am sure this is what
Ramesh meant.   Anyone who believes that not just Narayana 
alone but Narayana eternally associated with Lakshmi (Sri)
is the supreme goal is a Sri Vaishnava.

Nampillai's words from the "eedu" commentary on 
thiruvaaymozhi:  "aaSrayaNa veLaiyOdu bhOgaveLaiyOdu
oru mithunamE uddeSyam"

At all times, even when we seek refuge, and in their
enjoyment of our performing service, Narayana and Sri
are forever together.

This naturally makes all our Alvars and acharyas Sri Vaishnavas.

Mani