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phala-srutis

From: sudarshan (lucasfie_at_md2.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sun Jun 28 1998 - 09:30:21 PDT

Dear and revered Sri.Anbil,

Thank you for a lovely write-up on the meanings of various "phala-srutis".

I have a small and rather naive question on the subject. I'll be grateful
if you 
could throw some light on it.

We call the main body of a hymn as "stotra" or "stuthi" but reserve the
Vedic 
term "sruti" to the epilogue! "phala-srutis" partake of the character of
"sruti"
even more than "stOrA-s" perhaps? What is the significance?

Thank you Sir for your kind words about "bandhus and jantus".

adiyEn,
sudarshan