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Re: Prappatti

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Fri Mar 19 1999 - 11:46:36 PST

> Q.  Did prapanna-jana kooTastharAna nammALvAr actually receive
> moksha-phalam?

Stupid that I am, I overlooked Nammalvar's own words
in writing my previous reply. Alvar himself writes that
he attained moksha. In his concluding paasuram, he
describes himself as "veedu peRRa kurukoorch sadagOpan",
Sadagopan of Kurugur who received moksha (veedu is the
Tamil word for moksha). 

Sri Manavala Maamunigal also says in his summary of 
this last set of 10 paasurams, "paramapatthiyaal
nandhu pangaiyarthaaL kOnai ... sErndhaan" (thiruvaaymozhi
nooRRandhaadhi 100 -- "out of supreme love he attained
the Lord associated with Lakshmi").

There are definitely similar statements by Swami Sri Desika
in Srimad Rahasya Traya Saaram, but I do not have that
text in front of me right now.

aazhvaar emberumaanaar dEsikan jIyar tiruvaDigaLE SaraNam

Mani  

P.S. By the way, Happy Yugadi to all of you!