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Challenge 3.10: "IF YOU ARE REALLY VARADA, PROVE IT NOW!

Ramanbil_at_aol.com
Date: Thu Oct 21 1999 - 09:56:34 PDT

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 that 
to appreciate this posting in the proper perspective. 
Dasoham
Anbil Ramaswamy
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 Challenge 3.10: "IF YOU ARE REALLY VARADA, PROVE IT NOW!"
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kim vyAharAmi varada sthuthayE katham vA
khadhyOthavath pralagu sankuchitha prakAsah: /
thanmE samarpaya mathim cha saraswatheem cha
tvAmanjasA sthuthi padai: yadaham dhinOmi //
(Sri VaradarAja PanchAsat SlOkam 4)

Meaning
" Oh! Varada! PEraruLaLa!
What is Your name?
You call yourself varadan and pEraruLaLan.
What do these mean?
They mean that you are the one reputed for granting boons.

Now, my knowledge is no better than the light of a firefly.(khadhyOthavath)
With this I amstruggling to find out how and in what words I could attempt to 
praise you.

True to your names,you have to bestow on me both knowledge (Matham) and 
expression (Saraswatheem) in my effort"

Comment

SwAmi plays upon the names of the Lord to imply that if he does not bestow 
the boons asked for, He would not deserve the names denoting "bestower of 
boons"- 
(Varada and pEraruLALa)

A clever way to extract boons from the Lord!
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To Continue Challenge 3.11: "YOU ARE MY INDWELLER? THEN, PROVE IT!"
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