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Date: Mon Nov 29 1999 - 01:11:16 PST
Respected Members Of Bakthi List, In the last post, it was mentioned that out of 3 Vyapaka Mantras(Narayanan,Vasudevan,Vishnu), Narayana Saptham is most superior, We will see how that is substantiated in Mumookshapadi: Continued.... 11. Due to its importance, Thirumantram is considered as the Maha Mantram. 12. Other Two Vyapaka Mantras(viz, vasudevan,Vishnu) have two drawbacks. The drawabacks mentioned are a. Apoorthi-Incompleteness . The term Vishnu is Incomplete in one sense that it explains only his Vyapthi(omni presence) but not his Kalyana gunas Similarly, The term Vasudevan implies that everything in Him(Sarvam Vasathi) . it however, does not describe his Kalyana Gunas. b. Achista Parigraham- the other two mantras are supported by advaitis who have not comprehended God's real nature and hence it is a drawback. But Narayana Saptham describes Bhagavan's Svarupam,Roopam and Kalyana gunas. and hence the most superior. 13. This Maha mantra was liked by Vedas,Rishis,Azhwars and acharyas. 14.The Name of the Lord is considered more important than the Lord Himself . 15. Even if the Lord is away, His Mantram would be with the prapanna and protect him. 16.It is like how Draupadi was saved by Sri.Krishna when he was away at Dwaraka. (Reference here is made to a Mahabharatam episode happened at Hastipuram. When Draupadi called "Dwaraka Nilaya Achutha" and surrendered to him, God helped her while he was actually at far Dwaraka.) 17.even if Thirumantram is chanted without any adherence to the Kramam, it would be still beneficial. (While Chanting any Mantras, there are some niyamams and procedures without adherencing which it will not bestow any benefit. Thirumantram , however, even if it chanted without any adhearence to any niyamam, it would give all the benefits) So what Benefis it bestows? We will discuss that in the next post. sri Pillai Lokachar Thiruvadigale Saranam Dasan K.M.Narayanan ---------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.