“Oh ! Lord Krishna, now at this moment let the royal swan of my mind enter the tangled stems of your lotus feet .. Prana-prayana-samaye kapha-vata-pittaih. kanthavarodhana-vidhau smaranam kutas tey.


Namami Narayana-pada-pankajam

Karomi narayana-pujanam sada

Vadami narayana-nama nirmalam

Smarami narayana-tattvam avyayam

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 Once a  great Acharyar  was  explaining to his disciples about the King Yayati life in Sri Vishnu Purana .  The discussion became more interesting .

Two of his disciples asked..

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Swamin ..  .

Please tell us the difference between Bhakthi and Prapatti..

which is the best ?

 Acharyar replied……

My child !

Bhakthi is a slender stream of love proceeding from puny efforts a creature is capable of producing in his heart cavity and this is necessarily subject to many slips…

whereas   Prapatti   ( Unconditional surrender ) is the mighty flood of grace pouring down from the All  compassionate  SUPREME  LORD the creator nothing withstanding the rush of the torrent…..

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Bhakthi as it is,  needs  constant efforts  with exertion whereas 

  Prapatti is mighty flood of grace  pouring down from the Supreme  Lord as  a  natural downpour …

 The disciples continued  ..

SHOLINGUR

Acharya  !!

What chief moral lesson…

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The Ants at Tirumala


chediyAyavalvinaigaLthIrkkumthirumAlE
NediyAnE vEnGkatavA! Nin kOyilin vAchal
adiyArum vAnavarum arambaiyarum kidaNthiyanGgum
padiyAyk kidaNthu un pavaLa vAyk kAnNbEnE

Oh LORD SRI VENKATESHA!

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Ananthazhvan  the great devotee of LORD VENKATESHWARA was preparing to come down to the south in order to  attend a festival  in lower Tirumala  along with his disciples there. He took leave  of the Lord of the  seven Hills. He was accompanied by  many devotees .

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Walking down the seven  hills  amidst the devotees  was time consuming due to the forest terrains path those days .

Swamy  could see his disciples were tired and feeling hungry . He looked for a rivulet  en route for distributing and honouring  the prasadam  When the vessel was opened , much to the surprise of everyone ,. they found the prasad was  swarming with ants.

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Swamy Ananthazhwan recollected Sri Kulasekhara Azhwars pasuram on the sanctity of the Thiruvengadam hills . ( Azhwar pleads Lord to  get association of the LORD in any animate or inanimate form in the Holy hills .

He begins with…

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