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7 steps and 9 angas on the path of Bhakti: Poygai Alwar and "Sadhana-Saptaka" by Shree Ramanuja-Acharya...

THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT EXPLAINING SADHANA-SAPTAKA (7 PRELIMINARY STEPS TO BHAKTI) AND 9 ANGAS OF BHAKTI IS FROM "THE MYSTICISM OF POYGAI ALVAR" BY R. BALASUBRAMANIAN [VEDANTA PUBLICATIONS, 1976]:

"Mudal Tiruvantadi" by Poigai Alwar, Verse 11: "My mouth will not praise anyone but The Lord. My hands will not worship anyone but Vishnu Who (as Trivikrama) measured the world in three strides. My eyes will not see anything except the form of The Lord, and my ears will not hear anything except The Name of Shree Krishna, Who consumed the poison smeared on the breast of the demoness Putana". 

Explanation by R. BalaSubramanian: In this hymn, Poygai Alvar refers to some of the modes of Bhakti. For the practice of Bhakti control of the mind is

"THE MYSTICISM OF POYGAI ALVAR" #by R. BalaSubramanian# [Vedanta Publications] ~1976~

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English annotation by Vishnudut1926: This is unique and rare edition, it is the first time I have found the Grantha in English entirely dedicated to Poigai Alwar (The Avatara of Divine Conch of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu from Dwapara-Yuga)! 

The 2nd part of this edition has an English translation of selected 51 Verses from the masterpiece "Mudal Tiruvantadi" by Poygai Alwar. 

Very, very, very much recommended for any Ramanuja-Sampradaya Library! 

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As His Body, as His Mode, as a part of His Being...

EXCELLENT EXCERPT, EXPLAINING "SHARIRA-SHARIRI" AND "PRAKARA" SIDDHANTAS OF SHREE RAMANUJA-SAMPRADAYA.  FROM "THE MYSTICISM OF POYGAI ALVAR" BY R. BALASUBRAMANIAN [VEDANTA PUBLICATIONS, 1976]

"Everything - the jiva as well as the physical universe - belongs to