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									   SRI: VAISHnAVISM

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                       TANU:BHAVAM
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            A:CHARYA:NUGRAHAM
              Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 11:15:35 PM
    Subject: RE: SRIMANNARAYANA CHARANOW SARANAM PRAPADYE


„PRIYA SRIMAN NARAYANAJI!
JAI SRIMANNARAYANA!
WE HAVE GONE THROUGH YOUR PRESENTATION AND IT IS SO
EXCITING AND REALLY WONDERFUL.

WE ARE OFFERING OUR MANGALASASANAMS TO YOU FOR YOUR
BIRTHDAY 62. SO FAR YOUHAVE ONLY FINISHED YOUR HALF OF THE
LIFE CYCLE. LET THIS NEW CYCLE ALSO SHOULD START AND GO
WELL WITH ALL SPIRITUAL ENERGIES LIKE THAT ONE YOU HAVE
STARTED WITH THIS PRESENTATION.
=chinnajeeyar=
 SRI: VAISHnAVISM
READ & AS UNDERSTOOD BY „NA:RA:YAnADA:SA‟ FROM


   „BASIC CONCEPTS OF SRI: VAISNAVISM‟
                    BY
           DR.M NARASIMHACHARY
                 CHENNAI

              BY DEVINE GRACE OF
 SRI:MAT TRIDANDI SRIMANNA:RA:YAnA RA:MA:NUJA
                CHINNA JEEYAR
   SRI: VAISHnAVISM

SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, SRI:MAHA:VISnU
     ALONG WITH HIS CONSORT
          SRI: (LAKSHMI)
               IS
       THE SUPREME BEING,
      OF THE SUPREME POSITION
SRI: VAISHnAVISM

   VISISTHA:DVAITA
           IS
 THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
 SRI:VAISHnAVISM
    THE SYSTEM OF
   SRI: RA:MA:NUJA:
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM

SRI: IS THE MOTHER OF ENTIRE CREATION BEING THE CONSORT OF
                        SRI:MANNARAYAnA

•   SRI: IS ALSO THE ATTORNEY & MEDIATOR (PURUSHAKA:RA)
    BETWEEN JIVA & PARAMA:TMA AND BRINGS RAPPORT
    BETWEEN THEM

•   SRI: IS RECOUNTED AS ONE OF THE TEACHERS IN THE
    TRANSMISSON OF THIS TRADITION

    SRI:RAMA:NUJA:‟S TRADITION IS THUS SRI: SAMPRADA:YA
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM
VISHISTA:DVAITA IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF SRI:RA:MA:NUJA SYSTEM

•   ADVAITA = “ONENESS”

•   VISISTASYA= OF THE PARAMA:TMA WHO IS “QUALIFIED”

•   QUALIFIED BY A “BODY” (SARIRA:)

•   BODY IS = LIVING BEINGS (CHIT) AND
             INANIMATE MATTER (ACHIT)

    WHICH QUALIFIES SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA, SRI:MAHA:VISHNU
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
         SELF “JIVA” AND “PARAMATMA” THE SUPREME
1.   SARIRA-SARIRI BHAVA = BODY AND SOUL
2.   PRAKARA- PRAKARI BHAVA= A MODE AND POSSESSOR OF THAT
     MODE
3.   SESHA- SESHI BHAVA = SUBSIDIARY ENTITY AND PRINCIPAL
     ENTITY
4.   VISHESANA- VISHESYA BHAVA=ADJECTIVE AND THE NOUN IT
     QUALIFIES
5.   AMSI AND AMSI BHAVA= PART AND WHOLE
                             ETC
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
        PILLAI LOKA:CHARYA NARRATES 9 RELATIONSHIPS
                         BETWEEN
           PARAMATMA =„SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA‟ & JIVA

1.   SARIRA –SARIRI= BODY AND SOUL

2.   SESHA –SESHI= SUBSIDIARY AND PRINCIPAL ENTITIES

3.   PITA-PUTRA= FATHER AND SON

4.   RAKSYA- RAKSAKA= PROTECTOR AND PROTECTED
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM
        PILLAI LOKA:CHARYA NARRATES 9 RELATIONSHIPS
                         BETWEEN
           PARAMATMA =„SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA‟ & JIVA

5.   BHATR-BHARYA= HUSBAND AND WIFE

6.   JNATR-JNEYA= KNOWER AND KNOWN

7.   SVA-SVAMI= PROPERTY AND PROPRIETOR

8.   ADHARA-ADHEYA= SUPPORT AND SUPPORTED

9.   BHOKTR-BHOGYA= ENJOYER AND ENJOYED
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
              CHIT & ACHIT & ISHVARA
        ISHVARA= „SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA‟ = „PARAMA:TMA‟

                  CHIT= ALL LIVING BEINGS

1.   BOUND (BADDHA)
2.   LIBERATED (MUKTAS) &
3.   ETERNAL LIBERATED (NITYA MUKTAS)

ACHIT= PRAKRITI = MATTER

MAHAT= GREAT („PARAMA:TMA‟)

AHAMKA:RA = I (ATTRIBUTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS)
       SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                        CHIT

JIVA= „SELF‟ ARE INNUMERABLE= AS MANY BODIES

JIVA IS DIFFERENT FROM SENSE ORGANS MIND & VITAL AIRS

JIVA IS ETERNAL, SELF-MANIFEST & BLISSFUL BY NATURE
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                          CHIT

„KNOWLEDGE‟ IS THE QUALITY WHICH CHARACTERISES   JIVA IN

                THREE STATES OF EXISTENCE-

STATE OF „WAKEFULNESS,

             DREAM PERCEPTION,

                    DEEP SLEEP‟

      FINAL STATE „TURIYA (LIBERATION)‟
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                             CHIT

IN LIBERATION JIVA REMAINS KNOWER

•     NEVER LOSES IDENTITY

•     AWARE OF WHAT HE IS

    THUS KNOWLEDGE IS INSEPERABLE FROM SOUL

(CALLED DHARMABHOOTA JNANA
           = ATTRIBUTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS)
        SRI: VAISHnAVISM
                     CHIT
           SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA,

                   IS ALWAYS

CHARACTERISED BY

THIS DHARAMABHOOTA JNANA=

              ATTRIBUTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                     ARTHA PANCHAKA
                     (5 THINGS TO KNOW)

1.   THE ESSENTIAL NATURE OF

              PARAMA:TMA – SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA

2.   THE ESSENTIAL NATURE OF JIVA, THE SELF-JIVA

3.   THE MEANS OF ATTAINING SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA –PRAPATTI
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
                         ARTHA PANCHAKA
                    (5 THINGS TO KNOW)

4.   GOAL TO BE ATTAINED- PARAMAPADA / SRI: VAIKUNTHA

5.   THE IMPEDIMENTS WHICH STAND IN THE WAY OF

     ATTAINING THE FRUIT/GOAL-

     AJNA:NA & AVIVEKA
             (IGNORANCE & INDISCRIMINATION)
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                  THE CONCEPT OF SRI:

•   SRI:- “SRNATI”–
       „ONE WHO REMOVES ALL OUR SINS „NIKHILA:N DOSHAN‟

•   SRI:- “SRNATI GUNAIH JAGAT”
      -ONE WHO NOURISHES THE WORLD BY HER VIRTUES

•   SRI: -“SRIYATE CA AKHILAIRNITYAM”

      -ONE WHO IS RESORTED BY ALL BEINGS
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                     THE CONCEPT OF SRI:

•   SRI:- ”SRAYATE CA AKHILAIR NITYAM”
             ONE WHO STAYS IN HIGHEST ABODE
•   SRI:- “SRNOTI”
                      ONE WHO HEARS PETITIONS
•   SRI: -“SRAVAYATI”
                   ONE WHO PASSES THEM TO
             SRI:MANNA:RA:YAnA, THE PARAMA:TMA
              SRI: VAISHnAVISM
            VADAGALAI                          TENGALAI
     (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)      (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

1.   SRI: IS MOTHER OF ALL JIVAS   1.   SRI: IS MOTHER OF ALL JIVAS
2.   SRI: IS ALL PERVASIVE LIKE    2.   SRI: IS ATOMIC IN SIZE
     PARAMA:TMA                    3.   SRI: IS ISVARI (BELONGS TO
3.   SRI: IS ISVARI BELONGS TO          CATEGORY OF JIVAS = JIVA
     CATEGORY OF PARAMA:TMA =           KOTI BUT SUPERIOR TO ALL
     ISVARAKOTI                         JIVAS)
4.   SRI: IS THE MEDIATOR          4.   SRI: IS THE MEDIATOR
     (PURUSHAKARA)                      (PURUSHAKARA)
5.   SRI: CAN GRANT MOKSHA         5.   SRI: CAN NOT GRANT MOKSHA
6.   SRI: FORMS GOAL OF HUMAN      6.   SRI: FORMS GOAL OF HUMAN
     LIFE                               LIFE
              SRI: VAISHnAVISM
           VADAGALAI                             TENGALAI
     (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)        (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

7.   GRACE OF SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA,    7.   GRACE OF SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA IS
     IS SAHETUKA= IT COMES ONLY IF        NIRHETUKA, NO REQUIREMENTS
     ONE DESERVES
                                     8.   THOSE LIBERATED DO KAINKARYA
8.   GRADES OF MOKSHA ARE ABSENT          FOR SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
                                          (PARA:RTHA KAINKARYA) AND FOR
9.   KARMA, JNANA ARE ANCILLARY TO        THEIR SATISFACTION ALSO
     BHAKTI, PRAPATTI IS ANOTHER          (SVA:RTHA)
     MEANS TO MOKSHA
                                     9.   KARMA AND JNANA CAN DIRECTLY
10. SRI: OR LAXMI IS CO-PERVASIVE         LEAD TO PRAPATTI
     WITH SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
                                     10. EASIEST, PRAPATTI IS ALMOST
                                          ONLY WAY TO SALVATION
             SRI: VAISHnAVISM

         VADAGALAI                         TENGALAI
  (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)       (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

11. SRI: IS THE UPAYA OR MEANS   11. SRI: IS ATOMIC LIKE JIVA,
    OF LIBERATION MUKTI LIKE         NOT ALL PERVASIVE LIKE
    LORD                             VISHNU

12. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA‟S,        12. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, IS THE
    VATSALYA LIES IN                 ONLY UPA:YA, NOT SRI ALSO
    OVERLOOKING JIVA‟S FAULTS
                                 13. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, LOVES
13. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA‟S DAYA        THE FAULTS OF JIVAS, HE
    COMPASSION LIES IN HIS           ALSO SUFFERS WITH
    SYMPATHY, HE DOES NOT            SUFFERING HUMANITY
    SUFFER WITH HUMANITY
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
        VADAGALAI                       TENGALAI
(VEDANTA DESIKA’S VIEWS)      (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

14. REMEMBERING   SRI:MAN
    NA:RA:YAnA, IN THE LAST   14. THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE NOR
    MOMENT (ANTIMA SMARANA)       EXPECTED FROM US
    IS NECESSARY FOR
    LIBERATION                15. PRAPATTI IS ONLY MEANS OF
                                  SALVATION, IS SIMPLE WITH
15. PRAPATI IS ANOTHER YOGA       NO COMPLICATIONS
    LIKE BHAKTI WITH
    ELABORATE PROCEDURE OF
    SPIRITUAL CULTURE
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
          VADAGALAI                          TENGALAI
   (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)        (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

16. ONE SHOULD NOT GIVE UP ALL     16. ALL KARMAS AND DHARMAS TO
    OTHER DUTIES (DHARMA               BE GIVEN UP
    TYAGA) FOR PRACTISING
    PRAPATTI. ONLY THE FRUITS      17. PRAYASCHITTAS ARE NOT
    OF ALL ACTS TO BE                  BINDING ON US
    ABANDONED

17. PRAYASCHITTAS ARE              18. ALL ANGAS ARE NOT
    COMPULSORY                         NECESSARY

18. FIVE ANGAS OF   PRAPATTI ARE       WITH MAHAVISVASA ALL WILL
    COMPULSORY                         FOLLOW
               SRI: VAISHnAVISM
          VADAGALAI                        TENGALAI
  (VEDANTA DESIKA’S VIEWS)      (PILLAI LOKACHARYA’S VIEWS)
                                19. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA‟S
19. THE MERITS OF PREVIOUS          NIRHETUKA KRIPA,
    BIRTH (POORVA PUNYA)            MOTIVELESS GRACE ALONE IS
    ALONE WILL GIVE RISE TO         CAUSE OF PRAPATTI
    PRAPATTI
                                20. PRAPANNA DO NOT NEED ANY
20. MAN COMMITS SIN                 PRAYASCHITTA, PRAPATTI TO
    CONTINUOUSLY, SO                ACHARYA IS THE REAL
    PRAYASCHITTAS, CONTINUOUS       PRAYSCHITTA
    PRAYASCHITTAS ARE
    NECESSARY BY CONTINUOUS
    MEDITATION ON
    DVAYAMANTRA
             SRI: VAISHnAVISM

           VADAGALAI                        TENGALAI
   (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)      (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)

21. RISHIS AND THEIR WORKS ARE   21. ALVARS ARE SUPERIOR TO
    SUPERIOR TO ALVARS               RISHIS, THEIR
                                     DIVYAPRABANDHA IS MORE
22. PERSON QUALIFIED TO DO           VALID
    PRAPATTI IS ONE WHO IS       22. ANY ONE IS QUALIFIED TO DO
    INCOMPETENT TO FOLLOW            PRAPATTI
    OTHER METHODS
                                 23. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, ENTERS
23. SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA,              THE JIVA TOO
    PERVADES FROM OUTSIDE THE
    JIVA
             SRI: VAISHnAVISM

         VADAGALAI                         TENGALAI
   (VEDANTA DESIKA‟S VIEWS)      (PILLAI LOKACHARYA‟S VIEWS)
23. KAIVALYA IS STATE OF SELF    23. KAIVALYA IS LOCATED IN
    EXPERIENCE,FROM WHICH ONE        HIGHEST ABODE, WHO
    CAN TRY FOR MOKSHA, AND IS       ATTAINS IT WILL NOT COME
    NOT MOKSHA                       BACK TO THIS WORLD, HE
                                     CANNOT ATTAIN MOKSHA
24. INDIVIDUALS NEED TO DO           EITHER
    SARANAGATI SEPERATELY

                                 24. SRI:RAMANUJA‟S PRAPATTI IS
                                     SUFFICE FOR HIS FOLLOWERS
              SRI: VAISHnAVISM
•   „BHAKTI‟- LOVING DEVOTION

•   „BHAKTI‟ DERIVED FROM ROOT „BHAJA‟ MEANS LOVE AND
    SERVICE

•   “TAILA DHAARAAVAD AVICHHANNA SMRITI
                 SANTAANA PARAMPARA” =

              UNBROKEN CHAINS OF THOUGHTS ON
                    SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
              SRI: VAISHnAVISM
                         BHAKTI MEANS


• „SRAVANA‟ (HEARING)

• „KIRTANA‟ ( SINGING)

• „SMARANA‟ (REMEMBERING)
• „PA:DASEVANAM‟    (SERVING HIS LOTUS FEET, WORSHIPPING IN
  SACRED PLACES)
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM
• „ARCHANAM‟ (DOING „POOJA‟ ACCORDING TO RULES IN SACRED
  TEXTS)

• „VANDANAM‟ (DOING „NAMASKARAS‟=PROSTRATIONS)

• „DASYAM‟ (SERVING HIM LIKE A SERVANT)

• „SAKHYAM‟ (BECOMING HIS FRIEND)

• „A:TMA NIVEDANAM‟ =OFFERING EVERY THING ONE
  HAS INCLUDING BODY TO SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
            SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                        PRAPATTI
• „A:NUKU:LYA SANKALPA‟ = RESOLVE TO DO ONLY THINGS
  FAVOURABLE TO SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA

• „PRATIKULYA VARJANA‟ =AVOIDING THINGS DISLIKED BY
  SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA

• „RAKSHYATITI VISVASAH‟ („MAHA VISVASAH‟ =FIRM FAITH IN THE
  SAVIOURSHIP OF
                     SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
           SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                        „PRAPATTI‟
• „GOPTRITVA VARANAM‟ = REQUESTING SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA,
  TO BE THE PROTECTOR

• „ATMANIKSHEPA KARPANYAM‟ = PLACING ONE‟S BURDEN AT THE
  FEET OF SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, IN ALL MEEKNESS AND HUMILITY

• „MAHA:VISVA:SA‟ IS THE VERY HEART OF „PRAPATTI‟
       SRI: VAISHnAVISM


• „tadeka upa:ya nishta‟= SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA,
           PARAMA:TMA is only means


 • „ananya upa:ya nishta‟ = NO OTHER means

                    but
   • „ACHARYA NISHTA‟ IS ALSO CAPABLE OF
            GRANTING „MOKSHA‟
        SRI: VAISHnAVISM

         TIRU MANTRA A:RA:DHANAM
          A:RA:DHANA=SHOWING LOVE

1. ASTHA:KSHARI- OM NAMO NA:RA:YAnA:YA


2. DWAYA MANTRAM-
     SRIMAN NA:RA:YAnA CHARAnOW SARAnAM
     PRAPADYE, SRIMATE NA:RA:YAnA:YA NAMAH
          SRI: VAISHnAVISM

                 3. SARAnA:GATI
„sarva dharma:n parityajya ma:me:kam saraNam vraja
Aham twa:m sarva pa:pe:bhyo moksha ishya:mi
                                           ma:sucha‟
MA:M = ME , SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA, ALONE
       = MOTHER SRI: ALONE
Ekam = THE ONE & ONLY ONE , SRI:MAN NA:RA:YAnA
       = ONCE ATLEAST

                   krishNa:rpaNam

								
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