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From: Vaide Venkatakrishnan (vv_at_grove.ufl.EDU)
Date: Wed May 31 1995 - 23:19:27 PDT
Hello, The discussion about 'nappinnai' has kept me thinking about how so many have so passionately wanted to be with God and have praised/described Vishnu in His avatars in such innumerable ways. Can those of you who know about SriVaishnavite philosophy, systematically post its essence in whatever time schedule that is convenient? - may seem really a basic question and a lot has been said about it too in this group, but still I would like to see this. Or if it has already been done ( I did miss some postings) elaborately, can a summary be done? More urgently than that, I would like to know the various namas by which Vishnu or Krishna is praised ( pl don't ask me to rfer to Vishnusahasranamam) with how or why that name is attributed to Him, especially the ones which are not apparent reading the name? This can also include the names of deities in various temples. I am just reminded of that beautiful song: "enna solli azhaiththaal varuvaayO- nee eLiyEn enthanai inithu aatkoLLa (enna) pannaka sayanaa parama thayaapara patham paNinthEn naRkathipeRavE naaNn abhayam enRakari kuthaviya naamam aarangkin maanam kaththathOr naamam aranmanaththidai sathaa capiththidum namamO avaniyOr uraiththidum aayiram naamaththil - nee enna solli azhaiththaal ... .... ............. it is just so sweet even to think of his namaas. Imagine how wonderful it would have been to be a gopi, Prahlad, Andal... she seems to be the ultimate embodiment of loving and being one iwth God.... I don't know how many janmaas I have to be born to come even close to a tarce of their enlightenment or unwavering or constant devotion. Kannanai enna solli azhaiththaal varuvaanO naan azhaiththaal varuvaanO?