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Re: what does 'adiyEn' mean?

From: Anand Karalapakkam (
Date: Thu Jul 15 1999 - 14:41:54 PDT

SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaN-
SatakOpa SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha

 Dear devotees,
 namO nArAyaNA.

> > What is Adiyen? Why do people use it in place of "I" (at least it looks as
> > though that is how it is used).

  In addition to what Sri Mani wrote :

  The term "adiyEn" exclusively refers to the 
  jIvAtma as being a servant of SrIman nArAyaNA. 
  "I" etc can be used to denote either the body, soul etc.
  So, whenever oneself (ie.jIvAtma) is referred
  exclusively, "adiyEn" is used. In this way, it 
  is a direct substitution for "I".

  "adiyEn" is also used to denote "your servant", where 
  "your" stands for the person with whom conversation is
  made. Depending upon the context, one can understand the 
  intention of the author.

  adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
  ananthapadmanAbha dAsan