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Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES! An Introductory Note

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Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 07:43:04 PDT

SwAmi VEdAnta DEsika's "NaichyAnusanthAnam" and 
"SAtvika AhamkAram "
(As gleaned from his StOtras.) - 
Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES!
An Introductory Note
(Anbil Ramaswamy)
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Dear Bhagavatas

As already mentioned in the Introduction, the naichya anusanthAnam is 
applicable to us only and NOT to SwAmi DEsika, we have to substitute 
ourselves wherever SwAmi DEsika extrapolates these to himself. 

However, circumspection cautions us that it would not be advisable and 
prudent on our part to follow our SwAmi, when it comes to challenging the 
Lord!

SwAmi DEsika is an adept in all arts. He knows how to plead and even how to 
dare without offending! 

He seems to employ all the diplomatic ploys including SAma, DhAna, BEdha and 
DhanDA- the four strategies of statecraft. 

Sometimes, his challenges are likened to the childlike pranks of a kid who 
takes privileges and threatens its mother. 

However viewed, they are most enjoyable for the intimacy, proximity and 
privilege that SwAmi takes with the Divya Dhampathis.  

In the forthcoming postings, we will enjoy how deftly the SwAmi poses 
friendly challenges to the Lord.

Also for avoiding repetition, I am leaving out this message in the successive 
postings

I would request Bhagavatas to bear the above in mind while going through the 
postings that follow. 

Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy