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Re: AchArya paramparA and other

From: Mani Varadarajan (mani_at_best.com)
Date: Mon May 03 1999 - 17:17:13 PDT

Sri Sadagopan wrote:
> VyAsA inspite of being a maha Rishi is not considered a paramaikAnthi
> (Single Minded devotion to Sriman naarAyaNA ) and hence he is not
> included in the paramparai of Sri VaishNavite AchAryAs .

Dear Sri Sadagopan,

I am astonished that an acharya would say this. I have
never heard such a statement. Would you care to elaborate
on how Bhagavan Vyasa is not a paramaikAnti? I cannot
believe that this was the opinion of Ramanuja, who 
wrote that Vyasa's 'vacas sudhA' are what gives new life
to those burning in samsAra.

Mani