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Re: Garuda Poems

From: Ramesh Sarangapani (sarangap_at_me.udel.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 12 1997 - 10:30:26 PST

Dear Bhagavatas,

pursuing Sri Kaushik's line of thought, i feel their is nothing wrong
in asking (whether it for be the ephemeral material pleasure or for the
ever lasting joy that one gains in Sri Vaikuntam). Come to think of it,
what else can we do other than ask, is their anything our own that
we can give ? (other than our service). anyway, it does not matter
one bit what i feel or what i don't feel. What matters is how has
this issue been dealt with by our Acharyals.

This same question has been raised and answered succinctly by the
44th Azhagiyasinger (Srivan Satagopa Sri Vedanta Desika Yatindra
Mahadesikan)
in his discourse on "Sharanagathi Vaibhavam" (available on cassette
at the Ahobilam madam). From my feeble understanding, his message
is that "one can ask for material gains from Sriman Narayana (or even
his Adiyars), if these are ultimately used for Bhagavan/Bhagavata
Kaikaryam."

dasan
ramesh