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RE: Sri.Mani's non-sequitor

From: Madhavakkannan, Vasudevan (vxmadhav_at_bechtel.com)
Date: Tue Jul 06 1999 - 01:13:59 PDT

Sri:

Srimathe Ramanuja Namah:

I found the 61st slOka of Swami Desikan's Yathiraja Sapthathi, most 
appropriate in this context.

If one has the habit of enjoying the works of Ramanuja comes across other
works, 
he will not take interest in them; Why? These (latter) works emphasise the
trifles; 
while doing so, the words, logic and trend are all tough and they traverse
arduous
routes. The main theme will be presented in such a manner that the whole
exercise
will look like a heap of many torn pieces of cloth, knotted together here
and there. 
One would not find anything to relish. 

After all, Siva bears, on the locks of his head, the pearl-filled Ganga
river. But will he
ever compromise or agree to receive and bear a street-gutter in which frogs
flourish?

(Translation by Dr. VN Vedantha Desikan, from Sri Nrusimhapriya)

Regards

Narayana Narayana

Narayana dAsan