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Re: AchArya paramparA and other

From: Anand Karalapakkam (anand_at_engr.uconn.edu)
Date: Mon May 03 1999 - 13:10:52 PDT

SrI:
SrI Lakshminrusimha ParabrahmaNE namaha
SrI Lakshminrusimha divya pAdukA sEvaka SrIvaNN-
SatakOpa SrI nArAyaNa yateendra mahAdESikAya namaha

Dear Sri Srinath,
 namO nArAyaNA.

>
> > I also have another thought regarding the nature of ubhaya vedAnta.  As we
> > all know, it entails approaching PerumAL through both Veda and the Prabandham.
> > I am wondering as to why only the school of rAmAnujar encompasses this unique
> > tradition.
>
> To be very frank, this is because only the Divya Prabandham is
> special.  Only the Divya Prabandham among all the varied vernacular
> devotional literatures echoes the philosophical conclusions of the
> Upanishads in such unmistakable terms.

  SrI Mani has already explained it well. adiyEn just wants to
  add that the book by Sri SMS Chari named "Philosophy and Theistic
  Mysticism of AzhwArs" gives good insights to these issues.

  Whatever AzhwArs sung are perfectly based on the truths imparted
  by Upanishads. Especially, TiruvAimozhi gives the very essence of
  Upanishads, which made bAshyakArar's (rAmAnujar) job easier in
  understanding Upanishads properly. Infact, NammAzhwAr is the
  vEdAnta/vaidhIka matha sthApakar for kali yugA, who initiated 
  SrIman nAthamunigaL. rAmAnujar was successful in giving the
  correct interpretations to the Brahma sUtrAs/Upanishads because 
  of the blessings of nammAzhwAr / guru-paramparA. 

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
ananthapadmanAbha dAsan
krishNArpaNam