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44th Jeer

From: Krishna Kalale (
Date: Tue Sep 17 1996 - 16:21:56 PDT

Sri Ranganatha Shatogopa Yateendra Drishtam
Lakshmi Nrisimha Shatajit Karunaika Patram
Sri Ranga vira Raghurat Satagopa Hridyam
Vedanta Desika Yatindram Aham Prapadye 

Shrimate Sreevan Satagopa Sri Vedanta Desika 
Yateendra maha desikaya namaha.

I was really touched by the posts by Dileepan and Satagopan. I was sort of
pressurised at work and could not celibrate - " Acharyar Tirunakshatram" the
usual way - like Venkat and others in New York used to do.

It is said in the sastras that "Mantram yatnena Gopayet... Gurum Prakashayet
"The mantras should be protected with care so that people with less interest
do not get initiated and misuse or insult or abuse them.  However, One
should widely publish one's allegiance to an Acharya".

I would like to use this email network to express my deep indebtedness to my
Acharya : 44th Jeer of Ahobila Mutt.  All I can say is that words, emotions
or any form of expressions fail completely in expressing my indebtedness to
him; like how vedas say : yato vaacho nivartante, aprapya manasa saha -
(summary: words & thoughts return back failing to explain Brahman )-
taittiriya upanisad".  This is no mere eulogy but a heartfelt feeling. If
vedas themseleves,  which are the only guiding light to human beings to
reach beyond this mundane existence,  give up and fail to describe that
"God";  Such a God was made reachable through prapatti by our acharya; That
too to a consistently sinning person like me. This indebtedness is unbearable.

Acharyar tiruvadihale sharanam

Krishna Kalale
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