To the best of my limited knowledge of English, I have tried to translate Sri.Ra.Ganapaty anna’s article as mentioned in Part 1.
As the author has aptly concluded the article, by saying “He who said thus, is our strength.”, MahaPeriava’s Anugraham only made me complete this work. Not that it was a big task; but, translating any Tamil article, penned by Ra. Ganapathy anna, is a tough one, at least for me. His usage of choice words from Tamil and Samskrit makes the article so absorbing and simultaneously, makes the translation also tough, (again for me).
Mistakes, and blunders, if any, may be condoned; There are many in our forum who are better equipped in the knowledge of Tamil, English and Samskrit , and I earnestly request them to inform me of any improvements that can be done with better vocabulary and sentence formation.
Our learned ancestors and Mahans have emphasized that ‘Namasmaranam’ is the only route to salvation. As a humble devotee of MahaPeriava, His Namam is the salvation for me; on many occasions in my life MahaPeriava has guided me and blessed me, who had lost a golden opportunity of obtaining His Anugraha before He shed His mortal body. I could not excuse myself for that lost opportunity, and hence I had started devoting a lot of time in doing His paintings and participating in this forum. That job is ‘Namasmaranam’ for me.
Let us all keep thinking about Him, talking about Him, writing about Him and most of all, follow His guidelines for a true living; like performing the daily ‘Anushtanam’s, performing the prescribed rituals for the departed ‘Pithru’s, loving all humans and other living beings, being of help to those in difficulties, which were so dear to His heart.
JAYA JAYA SANKARA! HARA HARA SANKARA!
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