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Sri MaNavALa mAmunigaL Thirunakshathram

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Nov 01 2000 - 17:27:19 PST

Sri:
Dearest Srivaishnavas,
SrIsailEsa dayApAthram dhee bhakthyaadhi guNArNavam/
yatheendra praNavam vandhE ramyajAmAtharam munim//

aippasi moolam (1st Nov) is Sri MaNavALa mAmunigaL Thirunakshathram. I was 
reading last night the Arthi prabhandham of Sri Manavala MamunigaL.

What a beautiful prabhandham full of naichyanusanthanam. More applicable to 
me.

One pAsuram especially appealed to me most which I would like to share with
you all.

then arangar seer aruLukku ilakkAga peRROm
thiruvarangan thiruppadiyE iruppAga peRROm
manniya seer mARan kalai uNavAga peRROm
madurakavi soRpadiyE nilaiyAga peRROm

What an excellent one! (Please forgive me for my free translations and its 
errors)

(We are blessed as the recipients of mercy and dayA of Sri Ranganathan of 
Srirangam; We are blessed wih the abode of those steps of Lord Ranganathan's 
temple; We are blessed with the divine food which is those compostions of 
Sri SatakOpan -NAMMAZWAR. We are blessed with the teaching of MAdhurakavi 
AzhwAr - (which is Pay obeisance to your sadAchAryan; who is equal to the 
Lord Himself, if not more. dhEvu maRRuaRiyEn)

srImathE ramyajAmAthru munIndrAya mahAthmanE/
srIranga vaasinE bhUyaath nithyasreer nithya ma~ngaLam//

Swamy Desikan, Sri Manavala mamunigaL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Narayana Narayana
adiyEn Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan
PS: As followers of Sri Ramanujacharya, though belonging to subsects, as 
sishyas of our respeective AchAryAs, we all belong to the GREATEST 
UNAMIBUOUS FULLY VAIDIKA Sri Ramanuja sampradayam. There are extremely 
subtle, minor different schools of interpretation and thought among these 
subsects and NOT ON THE UNPARALLELED SRI VAISHNAVA VISISHTADVAITHA 
SIDDHANTHAM- Sri RAMANUJA's PHILOSPOPHY. We are (at least I am) too lowkikas 
running amuck after material pursuits, to glorify those minor differences 
and quarrel amongst us (IGNORING the Common MAJOR PHILOSPHICAL ONES) being 
the cause for not keeping the tradition alive. Let us follow our AchAryas' 
teaching in our homes with our family and fellow sishyas of our AchAryan, 
and while we are with other subsects, let us shed those "minor" differences 
and recite the COMMON slokas, pAsurams, thaiyans etc.. Thus, we can be the 
little (but strong) cause for KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE..

UNITED WE WIN. DIVIDED WE FALL.


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