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Challenge 3.20: "SACE YOURSELF FROM IGNOMINY!"

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Sat Oct 30 1999 - 06:16:35 PDT

SwAmi VEdAnta DEsika's "NaichyAnusanthAnam" and 
"SAtvika AhamkAram "
(As gleaned from his StOtras.) - 
Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES!
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Dear Bhagavatas
Kindly refer to "Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES! An Introductory Note" - 
posted on 10th October 99. I am leaving out this to avoid repetition. 
You may read that to appreciate this posting in the proper perspective. 
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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Challenge 3.20: "SAVE YOURSELF FROM IGNOMINY!"
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bhooyOpi hantha vasathir yadhi mE bhavithree
yAmyAsu durvishaha vriththishu yAthanyAsu /
samyag bhavishyathi thathah saraNAgathAnAm
sam rakshithEthi birudham varada! tvadheeyam //
(VaradarAja PanchAsat SlOkam 35)

Meaning
"Oh! Bestower of boons!
Since I have surrendered at your feet, I will not undergo the torments and 
tortures meted out by Yama, the Lord of death in his various hells.

Granting, for the sake of argument, that I am made to pass through punishment 
at the purgatory, did you think what would happen to you?

You have the reputation of "One who assuredly protects anyone who surrenders 
to Him". 

What will happen to this reputation?

If you care to maintain this honorific, better do your duty to live up to 
your reputation! 

The ball is now in your court. Play it well or ill. It is entirely up to you!"

Comment

SwAmi continues to bamboozle the Lord with dire consequences, if He should 
ever forsake a SaraNAgatha.
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To Continue: Challenge 3.21: "DELIBERATE DISCREETLY AND DECIDE!"
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