Lord’s presence is our strength and HIS absence our weakness

Once a new  disciple  approached   Acharyar Bhattar  and asked him………..

thiruppulanee v

… Swamin ..Please  clear my  doubt . What qualifications are needed to recite the Lord’s names ?

Bhattar smiled and replied , My dear child  , When you stumble on the road  OR  unknowingly face a danger .., what do you say instantly ..the disciple said I will scream AMMA …. …

hare krishna

Now tell me what qualifications  were needed to call AMMA ….

The disciple did not have any answer ….


My child !!  continued Bhattar ….One who goes to bathe in the Holy ganges indeed need not cleanse himself beforehand by dipping in a  salt water pool  . When we wish to be saved what more qualifications do we need than simply to desire it and forthwith fly to our savior LORD who saves us and also make us fit for salvation too . When we go to a  pure fountain,    is not the fountain itself the purifier .


The disciple continued  Swamin .. some  say that besides the visible body there is nothing like what is called as   soul there is no moral order and there is no God  whereas other say this body is transient and admit its  turbulent nature and therefore say  we must aim something permanent beyond this body .

The disciple begged again … Swamin please elucidate what give rise to these two different opinions .


Bhattar replied  My child !!! This  body is a loathsome abomination if only one would turn its inside out and examine  the contents .Then NO body’s teaching would be needed to detest it .And , yet our long habituation with  it is the cause that we love it in spite of the immediate visible evidence that is disgusting.  Bhattar continued ….


Lord Krishna says in Srimad Bhagavad Gita  chapter 7-14 .. To pure hearts LORD gives sufficient enlightment to realise the detestable nature of the body and thence to endeavour to rid oneself of it but for sinful hearts the love for body persists and as a consequence to , in its company they commit more abominations and hence Lord weighs us in HIS scales of justice each according to the merits and demerits of KARMA .


Bhattar used to feel low  during the darshan of the processional deities  after   Abhishekam ( Thirumanjanam ) wearing wet clothes and  used to contemplate …..

Oh Supreme  Lord !! when your Highness are not able to convince obstinate people like me with your abundant compassion for our  final up liftment are you………………….

My LORD………………..My savior …………………………………………………………….. adorning yourself with the wet clothes so as to take an oath and convince us ??

Lord’s presence is our strength and HIS absence our weakness …………


Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

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About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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3 Responses to Lord’s presence is our strength and HIS absence our weakness

  1. shanthisethuraman says:

    Thanks for sharing it. Lord’s presence is our strength and HIS absence our weakness .
    According to me, God who is a creator of all beings, so he can make all human beings.to be good devotees and do good service to all, then why he makes some people not having good faith on God. The merits and demerits are offered by him,, we should play it properly to get blessing from him…………


  2. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om!
    To pure hearts, Lord gives Enlightenment to realize detestable nature of body & to endeavor to rid one of it but for sinful hearts the love for the body persists & commit more abominations. Lord weighs us according to the merits & demerits of Karma – Enough to Adiyen to more purify self – the best Aushadam sought from a DIVINE MESSENGER of Narayana & perhaps in the previous age one of the chief desciples of Jagathacharya like Kuresar! Feeling clear & fresh mentally! Thank you Varadan.
    Adiyen Ramanuja Dasan – Jai Sriman Narayana!

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  3. K.Sampath Iyengar. says:

    Excellant.What qualifications are needed to recite the Lord’s names ? Very simple. Avanai ninaithaalE pothum. Mika arumai..

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