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Re: bhakti-digest V2 #82

From: N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan (raghavan_at_csa.iisc.ernet.in)
Date: Thu May 23 1996 - 00:16:19 PDT

Dear Bhagavathaas,

In reply to Sri.Raghu Sheshadri's poser I was reminded of the 
sloka of the "Kurai onRum illaatha Govindan" in His Treasure to
Mankind: Srimad Bhagavad Gita:

"Tad vidhdhi praNipAtena pariprashnEna sEvayA |
 UpadEkshanti tE gNAnam gnAninah tatva darshinah ||"

The Lord says that That Truth (the paratvam of the Lord) can be easily obtained from the
Compassionate AAchAryA upon: Prostrating, Questioning & by Serving
the AAchAryA.

So by the Grace of the AAchArya (who is a shrOtriya, Brahma nishTa, etc..)
& hence by the Grace of the Lord, the secret of everything will be
laid thread bare. Of course, the Shishya must also befit His Grace,
for the Lord Himself says: 
"AscharyOsya vakthaa, kushalOsya srOtha"..etc.

To recognize an enlightened man requires His Grace (obtainable by prapatti) and
 ofcourse, a constant training of the subtle
instruments (Manas & Budhdhi in a man) to focus on Him. 

Vaachaka Doshah Kshantavyoyam janah.

Submitted at the Feet of Sri Krishna & the Bhaagavathaas.