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km.narayanan_at_averydennison.com
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 11:52:06 PST

Sri Venkata Gurave Nama:

Smt. Raji,

1. The words, "Na me bhakta pranassyati" is from the Jagathacharya, Sri
Krishna in Sri Bhagavat Gita  in Chapter 9 when he explains the
Bhakthi Yoga to his favorite disciple Arjuna.

In this chapter Sri Krishna explains the need for single minded devotion
to Him, and explains the mode of his Bhaktha, (He says his Devotee has no
fear , he sees both good and bad in the same way, etc. etc...)

Finally he says, My devotee would never fail..... (Na me bhakta
pranassyati"), the literal meaning though is 'My devotee would not die'.
However, the inner meaning as interpreted by Acharyas is that , 'He
ensures that His devotee are always rescued by Him and He fulfills  his
devotee's want, ie, Nitya Kimkaram, or unfettered service to His Holy
feet, and Hence His devotee would never fail.)

2. The Pavai Nonbu (Vratham) was  vratham adopted by unmarried Women  to
get married. (I am not sure about which Puram that talks of it).
Sri Andal uses this as an excuse to beg for doing Nitya Kaimkaryam(again,
unfettered service to His Holy feet).
Observing any vratam, (except , Ekadasi Vratham)is not sanctioned by
Poorvacharyas of  Sri Vaishnavas. Hence you do not need to worry about
them. During the month of Margazhi, we can dwell on the inner meanings of
Tiruppavai and use that opportunity to reinforce our thoughts towards
Serving Lord Krishna.




Thanks

Regards

KM Narayanan





RAJI SRIDHAR <sridharaji@yahoo.com> on 11/23/2001 12:09:14 AM

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Pranams to all

Can anyone tell me more about

1. "Na me bhakta pranassyati"

2.  How to do "Pavai Nonbu"

raji sridhar



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