Salvation is won not by bargain but by grace alone .. a divine pastime …

To reaffirm the faith of HIS devotees,  LORD conversed with  HIS devotees  time to time . There are three incidents which our Elders keep saying about the compassion of the LORD in temples .

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At  Tirumala – Tirupathi,  Lord Venkateshwara  used to converse with the King Thondaman Chakravarthy .  In Kancheepuram, Lord Vardarajar used to converse with his  dear devotee  Swamy Tirukachi Nambigal who used to fan him daily . Similarly at Srirangam  Lord Ranganathar used to converse with  “Tiruvilakku pichan”the temple servant who used to light the lamps in the temple . It is a general practice all the devotees surrender to LORD and express their gratitude pain and love for the LORD in this material world.   Few devotees develop extremely intimate relationship with the Lord conversing   freely  and interact almost daily  treating him as a  human friend.

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Few decades ago , in the holy shrine of Tirumala there lived a devotee by the Chinnaya .He was a favorite devotee of Lord Srinivasa .He  used to enter the temple sanctum and sing  songs  with devotional fervor which was liked by Lord . He wished LORD would dance to his tunes as done in Krishna avatara  and the  songs had that depth to invite LORD to dance . His prayers were sincere .He wished to have darshan of Lord Krishna dancing .

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Lord out of abundant compassion appeared and granted him his desire .HE  danced to the tunes of the singer . Chinnaya was overwhelmed with Lord’s  kindness .He continued to  sing hymns and enjoy the divine time with Lord  .

Swamy Ramanuja came to know about this ardent devotee through his disciples  .Once it so happened ,he  met him  near the temple .He inquired about his welfare and  asked  Chinnaya  to kindly ascertain from the Lord whether he ( Swamy Ramanuja) may hope for Moksha ( Liberation ) .

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Channaya agreed .

The next day Chinnaya  walked inside the temple and sang  a wonderful composition ..and Lord arrived , and  reverently  submitted  Swamy Ramanuja’s petition.

Lord  answered

Certainly !! he shall be saved …

There was a another question …

And I …Lord ?asked Chinnaya …….with more confidence ……..

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NO!………………… My child replied the LORD

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But ..Lord !!! Have I not sung to Thee all these days ?

Lord smiled and replied ……………………………………

True !! and so I danced to the tunes too ..as often as you sang ..

Lord ! Then I am undone … Pray …Show me the way of salvation …

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By no means I can imagine to miss salvation ..

The Lord answered ..

My child …

Go to the Acharya who made you ask  me this question ..

Our Ramanuja and seek HIS holy feet for your salvation …………………….

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He is the  Acharyar who can grant you salvation .

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Chinnaya rushed to the Ashram and seeked  Swamy  Ramanuja’s lotus feet …

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This incident illustrates that Salvation is won not by bargain but by grace alone ..

Our daily chant is ” RamanujArya divyAgya vardhatAm abhi vardhatAm. ” It is only HE who can command and all our acharyas and we follow his command .

Swamy Ramanuja is the only acharya who is referred with utmost  respect  and followed by  all other schools in vaishnavism like chaitanya, vallabhacharya, Swamy narayan as the margadayee .

 Uyya Ore Vazhi Udayavar Thiurvadi!

(only way for spiritual upliftment is to take refuge in Yathiraja Padhuka

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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2 Responses to Salvation is won not by bargain but by grace alone .. a divine pastime …

  1. Dr Rani Sajjan says:

    Wonderful swami
    Can keep on reading wat u ve described without getting tired.
    Its brings immense joy to this soul n connects to our Supreme Lord Sriman Narayana
    Thank you for sharing with unfortunates like me.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ANAND says:

    jai HO _0^_____ wonderful !! uru Krsna krpya paay bhakti latha bheej!!

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