Friendship with Perumal – VishNu a Bhakthi?

Updated on September 9, 2023 in Good qualities for human
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Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam
Sri Krishna Premi Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

Prahladan told “Sakhyam” friendship with Vishnu as one in 9 forms of Bhakthi.

Sugriva Mitram Paraman Pavitram
Sri Ramachandram SirasA NamAmi

SudhAma/KuchEla Mitram

Guhan (though Sri Ram endorsed Guhan as brother in Kamba RamayaNam) Valmiki writes

RAmasya Athma Sama SaKhA

Guhan is an Athma level equal friend to Sri Ram

My question’:
Bhakthi requires submissive nature.
Friendship requires equality (Samathvam) nature

Athma “Sama” SaKhA because friendship demands equality

How come Friendship with VishNu is submission (Bhakthi rooopaapanna gyAnam?)?

When we consider Vishnu as my friend, we consider equal to him.

Samathvam vs Bhakthi?

How Samathvam is equated to Bhakthi by PrahlAdhan?


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Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha

One beautiful response by a Swamy in email.

Adiyen took this crux.

“All these devotees know His superior position; yet they are made to forget that fact and behave on a different plane as per His desire.”

Dasanudasan 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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