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RE: prapatti

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Tue Mar 16 1999 - 18:21:18 PST

Dear Sri Madhavakkannan,

The episode of Sri Pillai Urangaavilli Daasar is mentioned
in vaarttaamaalai. Sri M. Srinivasan has written about it:

Vibhishana and Nammalvar took refuge with the Lord out
of their own sense of urgency and bhakti. They were able
to do this without an acharya, and there is nothing wrong 
for people as elevated as them in doing this. This type 
is what Sri Desika calls 'sva-nishTa'. Interestingly, this
category is not mentioned in Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram.

rAmAnuja dAsan