[Advaita-l] Incorrect comparisons?

Sumitha Ramachandran sumitha.rama at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 18 03:10:47 CST 2011

       There are two reasons given in Narayaneeyam as to why Lakshmi is a fickle Godess
In Canto 2 ( The Formful Aspect Of The Lord),  verse 4 and verse 5.
As she is so attached to Lord Vishnu's (Formful) beauty that she abandons her devotees.
She is unsteady in abiding with others including her devotees and not with those who sing Lord Vishnu's excellences.
 We can see from Shankara's Prshnottara Ratna Malika that chapalam is assosiated with youth ( youvanam), dhanam( wealth) and  lifetime( Ayuhu).

From: V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>
To: A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> 
Sent: Saturday, 17 December 2011 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Incorrect comparisons?

On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 11:18 PM, V Subrahmanian
<v.subrahmanian at gmail.com>wrote:

> Wealth has been compared to waves of an ocean for their unsteady nature.
>  लक्ष्मीस्तोयतरङ्गचपला  is an expression in Shankaracharya's
> shivAparAdhakShamApaNastotram.  Sri Purandara Dasa, a great composer of
> songs on Lord Vitthala primarily, has this song to his credit:
> *http://tinyurl.com/7dfxlsk*
> In this song he compares the wealth of those who have turned God-ward with
> the others who are devoted to the world and finally concludes:
> ನಿಮ್ಮ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ-ದೇವಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ನಾರಾಯಣ
> ನಮ್ಮ ಪುರಂದರವಿಠಲನ ಅನುದಿನ ಸ್ಮರಿಸುವುದಯ್ಯ ||

I forgot to give the translation of the above and here it is:

Your 'wealth' is Lakshmidevi and Our 'wealth' is Narayana.  It is best to
remember our Purandara Vitthala always.

> subrahmanian.v
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