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Re:Para bhakti

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 03 1998 - 16:49:39 PST

Sri:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Sri Mahavishnu had requested for the meanings/definition of parabhakti. 
ParajnAnam and Parama bhakti.

The little about what I know of them is:

The bhakti/love that draws the devotee to the Supreme is Para Bhakti.

The knowledge / jnAnam or Vision that is granted due to the grace of 
Emperumaan Sriman Narayanan to the devotee is Para Jnanam

The intensity to the highest degree beyond which one can not even 
survive and the greatest tvarai (urgency) to see the Lord and reach Him 
then and there, the inability to move away from seeing the Lord / 
enjoying Him or the jnAnam/Vision that Emperumaan had blessed Him with 
is Parama Bhakti.

Sri RamanujAchAryA prays for them in SaraNAgathy Gadhyam. PiraaTTi says 
with affection: "asthuthE" (So be it). 

Narayana Narayana 

Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan

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