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Challenge 3.05. "WHY DOES THE LORD WEAR AN ARMOR?"

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Date: Fri Oct 15 1999 - 07:27:35 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 3.05. "WHY DOES THE LORD WEAR AN ARMOR?"
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KarunE durithEshu mAmakEshu prathikArAnthara durjayEshu khinna: /
KavachAyithA tvayaiva sArngee vijaya sthAnam upAsrithO vrishAdrim //
(DayA Sathakam SlOkam 28)

Meaning
"Oh! DayA DEvi!
Do you know why the Lord is wearing a kavacham? 

The Lord considered my sins as His enemies and desired to rout them. 
But, alas! My sins are too powerful that even He could not succeed. They 
continued to pierce His heart like poisonous arrows. 

He found in you an effective shield  to protect Himself from the shafts of my 
sins. 

Then, He armed Himself with His sAranga bow (and arrows). 

Still, He had to find a fortress. 
So, He took His abode in TiruvEnkaTa mountain. 
Now, what is the nature of this mountain? 
By its very nature, the mountain is capable of destroying all my sins. 
So, He eternally lives there with you as his protective shield"
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Comment:

What a combination of forces and precautions the Lord had to take, just to 
ward off the darts of powerful sins of SwAmi! 

He had to wear a Kavacham for 'defense'. 

He had to arm Himself with sAranga bow and arrows for 'offence'.

He had to have a safe haven to operate from!  Really, imagination runs riot!
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(To Continue) 
Challenge 3.06. "ARE YOU AFRAID OF BEING A LOSER?"
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SwAmi VEdAnta DEsika's "NaichyAnusanthAnam" and 
"SAtvika AhamkAram "
(As gleaned from his StOtras.) - 
Part 3 - SWAMI CHALLENGES!
=====================================================
 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