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From: B. Narasimhan (naaranan_at_md3.vsnl.net.in)
Date: Sun May 30 1999 - 20:53:17 PDT
Sri Mathe Ramanujaya Namah Alaghia Manavala Mamunighal(Part 8) (article by Sri V.V.Ramanujam, published in Sri Panchajanya magazine) We conclude this series of Articles of Sri Manavala Mamunighal contemplating a verse from his Arthiprabadham whe he gratefully acknowledges that the merits he possessed were due to the grace of Sri Ramanuja. A free translation of the verse is : We have been the blessed receptacle of the divine grace of Sri Ranganatha !! We have been blessed in having Sri Rangam for our residence !! We have the works of Sri Satakopa as our most sustaining food !! We have the path shown by Mathurakavi as our goal in life !! We have fully absorbed the teachings of our Alwars and Acharyas!! And these we have for profession as well as hobby !! Blessed with mind unswerving from these !! Blessed are we with absolute freedom from malice or envy of any!! He was a shining example of how a true Vaishnava should be sattva incarnate, an embodiment of devotion to the Lord and His disciples.