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Fwd: Challenge 3.22: "LISTEN TO WHAT THE WORLD SAYS ABOUT YOU!"

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Thu Nov 04 1999 - 13:48:09 PST

Dear Bhagavatas
I give below a mail received on the subject togther with my reply because I 
felt that it may be of interest to other members also.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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My reply
Dear Sri Balaji Raman

Let me first thank you for a genuine query.

I agree with your view. It is not that the SwAmi challenges in the spirit of 
threatening.
SwAmi is only taking privileges with the Lord in a kind of ' PraNaya kalaham' 
so often featured in the works of AzhwArs and AachAryas.  I am trying to 
bring out a new dimension for appreciating the kaleidoscopic presentation in 
his own inimitable style, the various moods and sentiments in this mode 

May I request you kindly to read the Introduction to this part of the series 
posted on 10th October 99?  I have clearly indicated therein that these 
challenges have to taken as a kind of friendly banter.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions, please write to me in private as 
you have done now and I should be more than happy to answer your concerns.
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy

attached mail follows:


                       II SRI: II
NAMO NARAYANA
SHRI. RAMANBIL SWAMIN,
Daasasya vignyabhanam,
adiyen is reading your postings & they are wonderful by BHAGAVAT SANKALPAM.
adiyen strongly feels SAAKSHAATH SRIMAN NARAYANA wants to propagate the 
glory of SWAMI DESIKAN through this KAINKARYAM.
Though adiyen does not have age to bless you,adiyen bows to you & would wish 
to humbly submit the following.
The tone of your challenges seems SWAMI DESIKAN challenging OUR SHRIYA: 
PATHI which adiyen doubts.
adiyen feels that SWAMI DESIKAN is afraid that all the SOWLABHYAM & KALYANA 
GUNAS of OUR LORD might be in stake if OUR LORD forfeits SHARANAGATI to His 
surrenderers.
And so He pleads to Lord not to lose his AKHILAHEYA PRATHYANEEKA KALYANA 
GUNAAS for that would wound SWAMI DESIKAN more than OUR LORD Himself.
Please correct me if I am wrong.
I also apologise for any inadvertent mistakes in this letter.
Daasan,
SRINIVASA SARMAN.

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      sriya: kAntHAya kalyAna nidhaYE nidhaYERdhinam
        Sri vEnkata nivAsAya srinivAsAya mangalam.

         II SARVAM SRI SRINIVASA ARPANAM ASTHU II

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