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Re: svAmi maNavALa mAmuni being rAmAnujA's avatAra

mani_at_alum.calberkeley.org
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 13:14:33 PST

--- In bhakti-list@y..., <tavaradhan@y...> wrote:
> However, in the grand scheme of things, it really does
> not matter for the individual anyway. After all, 
> the grace of the Lord is NOT dependent on our
> knowldege ...

Dear Varadhan,

If this were the cause, how would you explain 
Swami Pillai Lokacharya's repeated quotation of 
the 'vAkya' -- 'jnAnAn mokshaH' -- from knowledge
comes moksha? In fact, I have even heard mahAvidvAn
Kanchi P.B. Annangarachariar Swami repeatedly mention
this in a lecture.  Or, the veda-vAkya -- 'tam evam
vidvAn, amRta iha bhavati' -- one who *knows* Him
attains immortality here itself.

Or, the phrase from Sri Vachana Bhushana of Swami
Pillai Lokacharyar, 'adu phalippadu ivan ninaiva mArinAl'
-- the grace of the Lord bears fruit when the jiva's
*thought* changes?

Or, Babu svAmin's recent email describing the necessity
of tattva-traya-*jnAna*, and therefore explaining the 
necessity of having an acharya?

aDiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan,
Mani



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