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request and a small doubt

From: kmahesh (kmahesh_at_inf.com)
Date: Tue Jul 04 2000 - 04:28:29 PDT

SrI KrishnAya namah.

Dear vaisnvAs,

Please accept my namaskArams.

I have a small request, before i ask my doubt.
Can anyone send me scanned image (thru e-mail) either painting or a
photgraph of Lord SrI VaradaraAja perumAL of kAnchIpuram.

Coming to my doubt.
Lord Varada is famous for giving benedictions / boons. RAmanuja asks
kurEsa to pray to Lord Varada to get back his eyes. Like this there are
other instances where He gave benedictions to His devotees.

My question is what if a person approaches Lord, who is not yet a
devotee.
I have some material desires, If i approach the Lord to get these things
fulfilled, will he give me ?
Or depending on my level of faith he will give / not give ?

If I approach Lord for spiritual benifits, as the case of devotees like
for reaching vaikuntham, increasing their faith on AchAryAs etc.

Will these two kinds of prayers to Lord will be considered same and will
be fulfilled by Lord.
Ofcourse, i understand that it is not a must / rule / imposition on Lord
to fulfill prayers. He may do it at His devine will.

In summary, my question is as follows
 "I have these material desies in my heart. Please fulfill these or
remove my attachments for these. "
I want to pray Lord varada like this.

Please forgive me for my ignorance on these topics and enlighten me and
suggest a proper way.

and one more thing,

How can I feel the presence/ reciprocation of perumAL ?
For great devotees like rAmanujar and kAnchi PUrna etc., They submit
their prayers / questions to the Lord and they will get direct oral
reply - like Lord gave 6 answers for rAmanujas questions.

But for Luke worm devotees , Lord does not speak ? How can I see the
Lords reciprocation for my prayers at least to a minute extent ?

Please forgive me and ignore this mail if these questions are stupid. (
I am not sure whether these questions can be asked )
adiYen dAsan
mahesh










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