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HH Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamy's prayers and message

From: Mohan Sagar (mohan_r_sagar_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 07:14:43 PDT

Respected bhAgavathas,

Our weekly tele-stOthram practice under the tutelage of Sri Chinna
Jeeyar Swamy took on a somber tone yesterday evening, as Sri Jeeyar
Swamy expressed his heartfelt sadness at the horrifying tragedy that has
taken place here in the USA.  The Jeeyar has requested all of us to
sincerely pray to Sriman Narayana during our prayers, feeling that the
recitation of our mantras, stOthrams and pAsurams are a means of
generating His Love and Kindness to the world.

He went on to state that these prayers should not just be for the
victims and survivors, but for all of us to have the strength to follow
the ideals of Sri Ramanuja Darshanam in serving the victims and all
those who are attempting to help them in whatever way that we can.  We
should also pray for our enenmies, with the hopes that the Lord will
give them the wisdom necessary to see the tragic error of their ways.

Sri Jeeyar Swamy has directed all of us to provide donations of cash,
and if possible, blood in the spirit of serving God through service to
all living beings.

NAMA has already set up a drive to collect funds.  JETUSA has joined in
this effort, as well, and has already received a pledge for US$10,000
for this effort.  Donations to JETUSA can be made to:

JET USA, Inc.
8370 Denali Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76137

Please make sure to indicate on the check that the donation is towards
relief of the World Trade Center victims.

Yesterday evening, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy dedicated the stOthrams that
we are learning to the victims and to all of us such that the Lord will
Shower His Compassion and Grace to overcome this seemingly
insurmountable tragedy.  The stOthrams that were recited were as
follows:

Hari ashtakam -- for Sriman Narayana's Redeeming Grace to come to all of
the departed souls.
KrishnAshtakam -- to invoke the Compassion of the Lord and all of the
AchAryas in our hearts such that we will dedicate ourselves to good
actions
PanchAyudha stOthram -- to protect all of us from any danger

adiyEn rAmAnuja dAsan
Mohan




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