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Re: Sri Garudaazhvaar

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Fri Mar 14 1997 - 18:39:51 PST

Dear Esteemed List Members,

My words were hastily written and poorly chosen, both
in the original article and in the followup. My deepest
apologies for any hurt feelings either time.

To clarify my own original point, I meant not to question
the efficacy of any mantra but only our own motivation
for its use. Happily, many people have picked up the 
discussion at a much higher level than at which I started
it.

Srikanth is correct when he says Sri Krishna respects
all types of bhaktas.  In my haste I did not revisit
the passage in question and read it thoroughly.  However,
it appears beyond doubt that Sri Krishna wishes for us
to only shoot for the highest, even if we fail miserably
in the process.  I feel that He would be happiest with
us if we would, even if to a very minor degree, follow
Andal's footsteps and declare, ``maRRai nam kaamangaL'' --
change all our desires to what You alone wish.

Mani