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QUIZ on sharanagati gadyam: Dr. NSA's class

From: Krishna Kashyap (kkalale1_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 08:08:42 PDT

It was a real pleasure for us to get a taste of "real"
kalakshepam style rendering of sharanagati gadyam. The
subject was "paramarthika bhagavaccharanaravinda....."
churnika or verse.

The commentaries of Sri Sudarshanasuri, Sri
Periavacchan pillai and sri Vedanta Desika were dealt
with line by line.  The upanisadic statements and all
the connected issues of upayatvam etc. were taught in
the class.

Those of you who are interested should definitely try
to get on this next week sunday evening 6:30pm Pacific
time.  Among all the prasthana trayas : Gita,
Upanisads, Bramha sutras, gita is said to be of prime
importance. In Gita the charama shloka is the essence
and its meaning is explained in the Sharanagati Gadyam
of Sri Ramanujacharya.  Particularly, since the
explanations are given in ENGLISH, it is a treat for
all of us who might have difficulty in dealing with
the tamil/manipravalam medium of Sri Periavacchan
pillai and the sanskrit of the other two great
masters. It is really worth it and thanks for
Ranganathan Hemmige who requested this series.

QUIZ: Usually the upanisads teach bhaktiyogam. However
there is an upanisadic statement which indicates
direct angi prapatti ie. prapatti to attain directly
salvation instead of attainment of bhaktiyogam and
thru that attain salvation. which upanisadic statement
is that? THOSE OF YOU WHO ATTENDED THE CLASSES SHOULD
NOT ANSWER THIS QUESTION, SO AS TO ALLOW OTHERS TO
THINK ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

I request all of you to support these type of classes
in one way or the other. 

adiyen Krishna Kashyap

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