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re kuzhal isai

From: M.G.Vasudevan (mgv_at_lntecc.com)
Date: Sun Jul 23 2000 - 21:47:34 PDT

Dear Sri vaishnava perunthagaiyeer,

Here is a quotable quote taken from the current vikrama aadi issue of the
Sri ranganaatha paadhukaa [SRP] on the subject sangeetham- naadhOpaasanai-

Quote:

VeeNaa gaanam = mOksha vazhi
(singing on the instrument veeNa is the path to liberation)
the sloka is:
veeNaa vaadhana thathvagna: sruthi jaathi visaaradha: !
dhaasagagnja: aprayaasEna mOksha maargam sa gachchathi  !!
 -   yaagnyavalkyar

meaning as given the SRP in tamil: "sruthi layam thaaLam oththuch cheyyum
veNaa gaanam arinthavan eLithil mOksham selgiraan".

Unquote:

To translate this in English (may be rough and does not give the essence
correctly): He goes to mOksham easily (aprayaasEna), he-that person -one who
knows playing music on the instrument veeNa mingled with sruthi (basic
tune), layam (basic counts of music?), and thaalam (beats). 

Trust this clarifies

Daasan vasudevan M.G.

PS: Thanks to Sri Mani for his excellent clarifications on the same topic.



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