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Symbols worn by Vaisnavas on the body

From: Eswar Josyula (
Date: Wed Sep 20 1995 - 11:45:53 PDT

My previous e-mail to the prapatti... missed a few lines because I was
cutting and pasting.  Sorry about that.
On the marks on the body what I was trying to say was that the human being
with the body decorated at the twelve places is a temple with the
Lord Vishnu living within.  Anybody who sees a Vaisnava decorated
such is reminded of the Lord and His names and is purified. 
As for the Lord wearing the marks which imples that the Lord's feet
are on His forehead, there is no difference, as the Lord who is a 
total spiritual being, He is the same within and without.