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Saturday, September 17, 2011

But then exception proves the rule.

लक्ष्मीस्तावकरामणीयकहृतैवेयं परेष्वस्थिरा
इत्यस्मिन् अन्यदपि प्रमाणममधुना वक्ष्यामि लक्ष्मीपते।
ये त्वद्ध्यानगुणानुकीर्तनरासक्ता हि भक्ता जनाः
तेष्वेषा वसति स्थिरैव दयितप्रस्ताव दत्तादरा॥ ५॥
श्रीमन्नारायणीयं दशकं॥२॥
lakṣmīstāvakarāmaṇīyakahṛtaiveyaṁ pareṣvasthirā
ityasmin anyadapi pramāṇamamadhunā vakṣyāmi lakṣmīpate|
ye tvaddhyānaguṇānukīrtanarāasaktā hi bhaktā janāḥ
teṣveṣā vasati sthiraiva dayitaprastāva dattādarā|| 5||
śrīmannārāyaṇīyaṁ daśakaṁ||2||

In the earlier stanza Bhattathiri was explaining how sweetly obsessed was the Mother Lakshmi for the incessant company of Her lord and master Guruvayurappan and hence even if she was invited by her own devotees seeking  her company, she would visit them only for a limited time and disappear unnoticed to romp home to her place in the heart of the blessed lord.  Now, the great poet goes on to make exception to this rule  by saying that when the seeker after wealth is a staunch devotee of Guruvayurappan, Lakshmi would never leave such a devotee because of her absolute commitment to the Lotus feet of the Lord.
"Guruvayurappa, there is another evidence for the theory that your consort Lakshmi who is the source for all wealth and prosperity, never stays in the company even of her staunch devotees because She is obsessed with the everlasting company of your and could not stay away from you for extended periods. You know there is another class of devotees who remain always in deep contemplation of your lotus feet in meditation and are always vocal in singing your praise.  In the case of such committed devotees of your, she presumes that your order is that they should remain in material comfort always and so Lakshmi never fails to cater to their needs.. as a mark of deep commitment to your desires. "
So it is evident that at least in the case of Guruvayurappan, we can get things done better by trying to influence the master of the house rather than the real financial controller.  Of course this is a rare exception.  But then exception proves the rule.

।श्रीकृष्णो रक्षतु।
|śrīkṛṣṇo rakṣatu|
Have a nice and happy day
with profound respect and warm regards
K V Ananthanarayanan
त्यजन्तु बान्धवाः सर्वे निन्दन्तु गुरवो जनाःI
तदापि परमानन्दो गोविन्दो मम जीवनंII
let all my relatives abandon me, let the great people insult me, still I am in supreme bliss since my life  is GOVINDA alone.
Iकृष्णात् परं किमपि तत्वं अहं न जाने"I
लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु।
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu|

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