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Re: Question From my Friend.
Date: Tue Oct 24 2000 - 16:58:50 PDT

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah:

Dear Sri Malolan Cadambi,

You wrote:
After the festivities were concluded, the normal routines were beign
carried out in the temple. He (Deepak) told me that he is literally
feeling quite bored to come to the temple since there are no utsavams.
He feels that on normal days he is not able to serve the lord as he does
during utsavams.

I do not know how to go about answering his query. Is this a healthy
Really a strange question. nice but unusual. adiyEn tries to think loud on the

No doubt, there are more chances for us to srve the Lord during uthsavam days.
But that does not mean that
there are no avenues at all for us to srve on non-uthsavam days. What is
servcie? Carry some waters from
nearyby river from where theertham is brought fro the Lord for Thirumanjanam. Or
gather some thuLasi
and arrange to make a garland. Something. Get a broom from the store (of teh
temple) and sweep.
Or at least pick up few litters thrown by devotees on the floor.

We need to get inspiration from the Greatest Seshan (servant) - Adhiseshan, who
serves the Lord in all respects at all times.

senRaal kudaiyaam; irundhaal singaasanamaam;
ninRaal maravadiyaam; neeL kadaluL
enRum puNaiyaam; maNi viLakkam; poom pattaam;
pulgum aNaiyaam ThirumaaRkku aravu.

What an excellent epitome of Servitude!

He (AdhisEshan) serves the Lord as an umbrella(when he walks) ; throne (when He
sits);  also as pAdhuka (when He walks);
as a couch; as a pillow; as a lamp; as Peethaambaram; as the Ned and all else.
As and when, whatever is needed by
the Lord He takes that form and serves, immediately, at that moment. He simply
exists for Him

ThiruvananthAzhwAn ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Narayana Narayana
adiyEn Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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