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Re: QUIZ on sharanagati gadyam: Dr. NSA's class

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Date: Mon Oct 15 2001 - 12:20:07 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Dear Sriman KalaLe Swamin,

Adiyen believes the upanishadic salutation that Swamin is referring 
to in this context is "yO BrahmANam vidhadhaadhi poorvam mumukshuvai 
saraNamaham prapdhyE" Additional Vedic messages attesting to the 
margam of SharaNagati are the KatOpanishad salutation "Prapatti 
sarvasya sukritham" and the Sri Sooktham salutation "tAm padminImIm 
SharaNamaham prapadhyE alakshmIrmEnashyathAm tvAm VruNE", which 
reflects the appeal of a Baddha jivan upon surrendering to the Lotus 
Feet of Mother of the Universe (Mahalakshmi) to rid them of the 
Alakshmi (innumerable cycles of births and deaths from beginingless 
time as a result of Karma),which comes in the way of attaining the 
Dhivya Sampath (eternal Kaimkaryam for the Divine Couple at their 
behest and for their pleasure).

In the sAdhyOpAya AdhikaraNam of Srimad Rahasya TrayasAram, Swami 
Desikan quotes from the Ahirbudhnya Samhita (an important Pancharatra 
Agama text). Specifically, he uses Mantrarajapada Stotram salutation 
"namaskArAthmakam yasmaI vidhAya Atma nivEdanam" to show that 
prapadhyE is SadhyOpAyam. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan


--- In bhakti-list@y..., Krishna Kashyap <kkalale1@y...> wrote:
> 
> 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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