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Re: MM prabandhams

From: Madhavakkannan V (
Date: Wed Nov 03 1999 - 16:43:42 PST


Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah:

Dear Sri U Ve Velukkudi Krishnan Swamin,

I am not qualified to even say that "your post was great". Already Sri 
Sadagopan immerses us in the bhakti laden srisookthis of Sri Varavara muni, 
with such great anubhavams.

Thanks for the great information on "Ramanuja" name.

In fact, when Sri Bharat mentioned about Arthi Prabhandham, a couple of 
weeks ago, I went back and read them. What a beautiful prabhandham! What 
anubahvams and naichiyanusanthanam of Sri Manavala mamunigaL!

I would like to just quote two from this great Arthi Prabhdhams for our 
enjoyment! (in spite of my free translation, still you will find them 

"adhikaaran uNdEl arangar irangaarO?/
adhikaaram illaadhavarkkanRO - YathirAjA!/
nee iranga vENduvadhu; neeyum adhikaarigaLukkE
irangil en seyvOm yaam?

Lord Ranganathan, blesses and saves those, who adhere to saasthras; who 
qualify themsselves, for the recipients of His mercy, by following as 
prescribed (like performing Karma, jnAna, Bhakti Yogam).
We are not capable of performinh such paths. akinchanan; ananya gathih; We 
are helpless; we have no other refuge; Only for such "poor" helpless people 
like us, RamanujA! YathirAjA! You are there to save! (Hence, the only thing 
that we can do now is to surrender at Your Feet.)  But, if you also, 
YathirAjA, start to look for qualified (adhikaaris) only, where do we go, 
RamanujA, and what else we can do?

"ennaip pOl pizhai seyvaar iv ulagil uNdO?
unnaip pOl porukka vallaar uNdO?- anaitthu ulagum
vaazhap piRandha yathiraasa maamunivaa!
yEzhaikku irangaay ini.

Oh Yathiraajaa maa munivaa! Is there any one greater sinner than I! Is there 
any one more patient (and more merciful) than You!
YathirAjA! the One, born to save the whole world! Please have mercy one me 

AzhwAr Emperumaanaar Desikan and Jeeyer ThiruvadiagLE SaraNam


Narayana Narayana

Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan

-----Original Message-----
From:	Velukkudi Krishnan []
Sent:	Thursday, November 04, 1999 5:00 AM
Subject:	MM prabandhams

Fm: Velukkudi Krishnan
3rd Nov 99.

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