Srimate Raamanujaye Namaha,
Namaskaaram to Velukkudi Swami.
Swami, i have a clarification on how to reconcile two different explanations i have heard in recent audios.
1. We have heard that sarangathi is for our spiritual lives and to reach back to kingdom of God..so in that realm whatever effort we put in is not the real means by which we will reach the destination, but out of gratitude and love one is asked to do.
Whereas in material realm, we are asked to take steps to protect our body , duties etc with a mood of rendering service to the Lord.
2.In the recent mukundamaalai series audio 9, definition of a saranagata as given by Sri Parasarabhattar was presented. It was said that amidst danger in forest, one who does not even take to Bhagawaan namam for protection then he is a saranagata.(this indirectly negates material steps as well)
So it is not very clear on how to reconcile these two apparent differences.
Kindly clarify it swami.