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Mumookshapadi -Thirumantra Prakaranam Part-II
Date: Sun Nov 21 1999 - 23:00:54 PST

Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama:
Sri Venkata Gurave Nama:

Respected Members of Bakthi list,
During the last post we discussed about superiority of Thirumantram over
Dvayam and sarama slokam.
This post describes how Thirumantram was released to this World.

5. Sriman Narayanan stood himself as a Shisya as well as an acharya and
gave the upadesam of Thirumantram due to his prama krupa (grace) after
seeing the samsaries suffering from repeated births out of their ignorance.
These samsaries  have lost knowledge about the lord and also themselves.

(The reference here is made to Sri.Narayana?s upadesam to Nara in Sri

6. Why he chose to become a Shisya?
It is because the statuses of jeevans were such that no was capable of
becoming a perfect Shisya than God himself.
(The attributes of a good Shisya is
1.   He is an asthika
2.   a dharmatma
3.   Should have reverence towards sastras and deep devotion towards his
4.   Should have willingness to serve.

Since the all these above attributes did not exist with a single person,
God chose to beceome Nara, a prefect sishya.

7.The knowledge gained out of all sastras is like those earned by one?s
hard labor.
The knowledge gained by Thirumantram on the contrary is like wealth
inherited from forefathers.

8.The Mantras on the Bhagavan are many.

9.they are classified as Vyapaka and Avyapaka mantras.
(Vyapaka Mantras describe the greatness or svarupam of the Omnipresent God.
Avyapaka Mantras describes any one of His Avatars, leelas or Gunas.

10.Compared to Avyapaka Mantras,the three Vyapaka Mantras are Superior.

(In Vishnu Gayatri, we have three Vyapaka Mantras namely,
a.   Narayanan
b.   Vasudevan
c.   Vishnu

11. Out of the 3 Vyapaka Mantras, the Mantra  ? Narayana? is most supreme.

We will discuss why it is most superior over other Mantras in the next



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