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From: sampath kumar (gmpial_at_md3.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sun Jul 08 2001 - 09:56:35 PDT

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From: sampath kumar 
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Subject: Emperumanar Darsanam -Where are we leading..


It was a wonderful trip to States  for about 35 days and Velukkudi Krishnan Swami gave lecture/upanyasams on almost all the 35 days.What an experience and personally I  learned  a number good  things.It is liking walking thro a rose garden.If you have to pick up roses you have to be careful and pluck the roses without the thorn hurting you.You should not mind about the  thorns.At the end of the walk, you feel happy, your basket is full of roses, for offering to the Lord .While I was attemptimg to pen down my rich experience for the benefit of all ,I hear  cries  cries and cries  by the people  who are very badly hurt by the thorn and way back in India we could hear the cries*.  Acharya - shishya Lakshanam*   A number of us are" proud "to be the shisya s of our Acharya.Is this "proudness" alone suffice to claim we are ardent followers of our Acharya?Is there any requirement for a  shishya to follow?  .Yes ,while an Acharya is an Acharya either by  birth or by  nomination, is there any requirement for Him to be addressed to as an Acharya?  I have not read "Srivachanabushanam",but as a layman intersted in learning ,I have listened to the tapes of Sri Velukkudi Krishnan on Acharya -shishya  Lakshanam.  Not his own intrepretation or assumptions and conclusions ,the upanyasam by Sh Velukkudi Swami is  a commenteray on what has been told to us by our Poorvachariargal.
Every day I stand before Lord Narayana and ask Him whether all these texts,to put it short, "outpourings "by AAlwars and Acharyas  and Emperumanar is  for mere learning? .Is it only for preaching?.Is it only for showing our interpretation talents?Is it for scoring over others?Emperumanar  the Great Jagathacharyar  toiled and toiled  to ensure we donot get hurt by the thorns.For every difficult  path he showed us the path laid with fragrant flowers.Everywhere I see lot of commentators and they are outnumbering the players.In my earlier serial  I had concluded that Srivaishnavites have been marginalised.  Events are proving to me, it appears, it is complete now and the next stage is that we vanish  and ** we should be "proud" that we are in the right track to get vanished**
Jaya Sriman Narayana
Sri Mudaliyandan shishya sampath

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