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Challenge 3.02. "WHY ARE YOU STARVING?"

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Date: Tue Oct 12 1999 - 06:48:24 PDT

SwAmi VEdAnta DEsika's "NaichyAnusanthAnam" and 
"SAtvika AhamkAram"
(As gleaned from his StOtras.) - 
Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES!
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Dear Bhagavatas
Kindly refer to "Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES! An Introductory Note" - posted on 
10th October 99. I am leaving out this to avoid repetition You may read this 
to appreciate this posting in the proper perspective. 
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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Challenge 3.02. "WHY ARE YOU STARVING?"
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mayi thishTathi dushkrithAnAm pradhAnE
mitha dOshAn itharAn vichintvathee tvam /
aparAdhagaNair ApoorNa kukshi:
kamalA kAntha dayE katham bhavithree //
(DayA Sathakam SlOkam-29)

Meaning
"Oh! DayA DEvi!
You have such a big stomach (kukshi) with insatiable hunger. Unless it is fed 
properly, you will be starving. What is your food? The sins of Jivas are your 
favorite food. 

There is none in the world who can provide you enough of this food than 
myself because I am the foremost among sinners. You will not find another 
equal to me in this respect. 

When I am here capable of filling your belly to saturation, why run after and 
chase others who cannot provide you even a fraction of the food I can give? 

If you leave me and resort to others, only you will be fated to starve. I am 
sorry for you!"

Comment:
Another ingenious way to bring out his own naichya and the supremacy of DayA 
DEvi all at once!
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(To Continue) Challenge 3.03. "STILL HUNGRY?"
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