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Dhayaa Satakam- Part 3and conclusion

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Fri Apr 05 1996 - 19:10:29 PST

The SIXTH central  theme of the Satakam 
is that Lord Srinivasa is easy to approach 
thru Prapatti. Swami Desikan says through the 
following FIFTY NINTH  sloka that the Bhakthi and
Jnana Yogam are difficult to practise as means of 
Moksham compared to Prapatti at the holy feet of 
Sri Srinivasa as taught by our Acharyas such as 
Ramanuja, Yamuna and others: 

TVADHUDHAYA TOOLIKAABHIRAMUNAA 
VRUSHASAILA JUSHAA
STHIRA CHARA SILPINAIVA PARIKALPITHA
CHITRADHIYA:  I
YATIPAATHI YAAMUNA PRUBRIDHAYA: 
PRATAYANTHI DHAYEH 
JAGADHI HITAM NA NASTVAYI 
BHARANYASANAAT  ADHIKAM  II

The SEVENTH central theme of Satakam states that
His incomparable mercy removes any and every obstacle 
(Anishtam ) that a Prapanna faces on this earth. The slokam 
corresponding to this theme is as follows:

AKOOPAARAI REKODHAKA SAMAYA 
VAITANDIKA JAVAI:
ANIRVAABHYAAM KSHIPRAM KSHAPAYITUM
AVIDHYAAKYAPATAPPAAM I
KRUPEH TVAM TATTAATRUK PRATHIMA 
VRUSHA PRITHVEEDHARA PATHI -
SVARUPA DWAIGUNYA DVIGUNA NIJABINDHU :
PRABHAVASI  II 

The EIGTH  central theme refers to His Kalyana
gunam by which He accomodates Himself to the 
wishes of the Prapannas. Although He knows that
some of the desires of the Prapannas relate to the 
nonlasting ,perishable , trivial things , Sri Venkatesa
gives them  what they want . Later, He gives them 
the knowledge and discriminative power to overcome
the desire for perishable things and elevates their sight 
to the lasting concept such as Moksham. In other words,
He goes along with the wishes of Prapanna first and then 
slowly helps them to set higher goals such as Nithya Kainkaryam
and Kaivalyam. The sloka containing these thoughts is the
seventy fifth Slokam of the Dhayaa satakam :

The ninth central theme relates to his sincere friendship 
out of His compassion for the Prapannas. His friendship 
does not count on any returns from the Prapannas .It is the
 most natural of all friendships.

The tenth central theme deals with Sri Venkateswara"s 
grace in leading the Prapannas in the Devayaana path 
to Srivaikuntam. 

In the 104th slokam . Swami Desikan acknowledges the 
glorious mercy of Sri Venkateswara in crowning him as
"Vedanthaacharya" at he end of reciting Dhaya Sathakam.
He states that he was just an instrument in the hands of the 
Lord of Thiruvenkatam in composing Dhaya sathakam.
This slokam housing the  Sattvika Thyagam is  a gem:

VEDANTHA DESIKA PADEH VINIVESYA BAALAM
DEVO DHAYASATAKAM YETAT AVADHAAYAT MAAM
VAIHAARIKENA VIDHINAA SAMYEH GRUHITAM
VEENA VISESHAMIVA VENKATA SAIL NAATHA :

Kavithaarkika simhaaya  Kalyana Gunasaalineh 
srimateh Venkatesaaya Vedantha guraveh Nama: 

Sri Sravana Venkatesa Perumaan Thiruvadigaleh Saranam

Oppiliappan Koil Varadachari Sadagopan