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Re: introduction
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 12:39:44 PST

Dear Bhagavatas:
Sri Mohan Sagar has succinctly explained the role of Nama Sankeerthanam 
vis-a-vis Prapatti.

In fact, the name of Rama proved ore effective than Sri Rama Himself! Rama 
had to build a bridge to cross over to Lanka but HanumAn jumped across the 
ocean by merely uttering Rama's name!

KrishNa's name proved more effective than Lord KrishNa. When Draupadi was in 
distress, she called KrishNa's name as "HridaykamalavAsa" and an unending 
stream of clothing poured from nowhere to save her honor!

When Gajendra cried out his heart calling "AdhimoolamE", it forced the:Lord 
to rush to its rescue. In fact, sensing He may be late to reach the spot, He 
whisked His discus (Chkara) to go faster and save the elephant!

But, for crossing the ocean of SamsAra (Cycle of births and deaths) there are 
only two means viz. Bhakti and Prapatti, Prapatti being easier, quicker and 
surer means than Bhakti as explained By Sri Mohan Sagar. 

Nama Sankeertthanam, living in Divyadesams, mingling with Satviks etc are NOT 
DIRECT means to Moksha but will in due course lead one to Bhakti or Prapatti, 
the only courses outlined in our Siddhantam to take us to Moksham.
Anbil Ramaswamy

                  - SrImate raamaanujaaya namaH -
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