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Re: Lesser Divinities ?

From: Ram Gopalaswamy (tg_at_etsd.ml.com)
Date: Wed Sep 10 1997 - 14:58:36 PDT

>Shri Mani Varadarajan writes:
> [...] 
> As part of our "paramaikaantika dharma" (extreme focus of mind), 
> we worship only God and God's intimate associates.
> [...]

Dear Hari Bhaktas,

With due respect for all deities, I would like to take this opportunity to share with 
you the following wonderful posting from the SRV newsgroup.

Haridasoham,
 - Ram

> 
> From: Agrahya@hgsoft.com
> Subject: Take refuge in Lord Hari alone
> Newsgroups: soc.religion.vaishnava
> Date: 7 Sep 1997 14:33:57 GMT
> 
> One should take refuge in the fully self-satisfied Supreme Lord Hari;
> the shelter of others yields a lamentably inferior result:
> 
> avismitaM taM paripUrNa-kAmaM
>   svenaiva lAbhena samaM prazAntam
> vinopasarpaty aparaM hi bAlizaH
>  zva-lAngulenAtititarti sindhum
> 
> Lord Krishna is perfectly replete in everything desirable, fully
> self-sufficient, poised and tranquil.  Nothing can astonish Him.
> Only a fool disregards Him to take shelter of any deity for worldly
> benefits.  Such a person may be compared to one who siezes a dog's
> tail in order to cross the ocean.
> 
>