23:00-23:30 IST, 18th May, 2007
What is lakshanam of sri vaishnava, we will lead upto srivaishnavam.
Base: vedam, vedangas, vedanta, upanishads, itihasas, puranas(mainly vishnu purana)
Veda vyAsa: repeatedly confirmed narayana's paratvam.
Philosophy: 3 truths: chit, achit, isvara
sarIra- sarIrI bhaava.
jagat-karaNa = narayana
Why alwars took avatara?
Blemishness is given to normal people and made alwars by emperuman.
Then alwars could not control their emotions, and revealed their experience as flow of 4000 pasurams(Divya prabandams)
guruparampara - dwayam to be chanted always.
urdhvapundra at 12 places.
sanka on left, chakra on right arm.
initiation ceremony--- very important ritual.
empruman-only narayana can give parathvM.
we should love acharya and perumal
1. We have to hold bhagavad vishayam completely. alwar says, those who love aiswaryam or kaivalyam have no love towards Emperuman.
ananyas chintayantomaam ye janaaH paryupaasatE
tEshaam nityaabhiyuktaanam yogakshemam vahaamyaham.
Example: vibhishaNa- first tells ravana to get rid of sita piratti and leave Her in bharat. and he pleads to leave sita in different ways.
Then he is thrown out of lanka, and valmiki calls him sriman. Because he holds the unbinding SrI.
We should leave all other binding SrI and catch hold of unbinding eternal SrI, saraNam of emperuman.