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Re: VibhIshaNa saraNAgati

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Thu Oct 15 1998 - 19:24:31 PDT

Dear Bhaktas,

My friend eagerly read the recent replies and was
very happy to see such a nice discussion started.
(No, dear Madhavakkannan, it is not I who posed
this query; I have nowhere near such an in depth
knowledge of Srimad Ramayanam!)

Here is his latest note, with particular reference
to Sri Madhavakkannan's post:


BTW did not mean to be argumentative in the vein of kutarka-vaadam. I
am happy to see Thaayar being defended equally as I am to see my Raama
get his due for his Compassion. But it is no secret that I am partial
to my Raama.  I could shout it aloud in public perhaps - Eko Raama
dvitiiyo naasti - na bhooto na bhavishyati. There simply cannot be
anyone remotely like Him.

Please tell this Bhaagavata that I did not mean to "brush" aside
arguments with any intention of arrogance or harshness.  I was in a
tearing hurry yesterday and still could not keep from responding to
this subject. I was perhaps more terse than necessary in my choice of
words and anecdotes. I apologize. I am working 14 hour days and life
is crazy to say the least.

One thing though - I am happy - no - overjoyed to see the last line -
If I can get a bhakta to call down the Lord's ( + Thaayar )'s
blessings simply for asking a question - it is wonderful. I am a
little bit emotional reading this last line especially.