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Re: srichoorna paripAlanai- reason

From: TCA Venkatesan (vtca_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Nov 18 2001 - 19:30:28 PST

Following up to adiyEn's post on this subject.

I think one needs to clarify the concept of "being 
sufficient". I don't think anyone contests that it 
is Sriman Narayana that gives mOksha. In that sense,
Acharya sambandam alone would be insufficient. 
However, it is our pUrvAcharya stance that once an 
acharya intercedes on behalf of a jIvan, He does 
not permit Himself the choice of not giving mOksha 
to that jIvan. That person therefore does not have 
to directly plead their case (in whatever fashion) 
to Him. In that sense, Acharya sambandam is 
sufficient.

An interesting point from Kanninun Siruththambu 
vyakyanam that adiyEn talked about earlier. Sri 
Periyavaccan Pillai says that Sri Madhurakavi 
Azhvar does not take his stance based on Sastric 
fact or from his Acharyas upadEsam. He only states 
this based on his acharyas tiruvadi sambandam. For 
him that alone proved to be enough: both in terms 
of proof as well as what he needed to attain. In 
our case, we would continue to lack sastric fact, 
but we do have acharya upadEsam for this (all our 
acharyas starting from Sri Madhurakavi Azhvar 
onward). The other interesting fact about this is 
that this upadEsam starts coming to us right around 
the time the Kali yuga started. Therein perhaps lies 
a point that Acharya sambandam is most important in 
this period.

adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan
TCA Venkatesan

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