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Srimath Azhagiya Singar's UpanyAsam of today on Madhura Kabvi AzhwAr's 8th Paasuram: Summary: Part II

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 12:33:06 PDT

Namo NarAyaNAya !
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Dear BhakthAs:

Madhura Kavi AzhwAr extolls further 
the greatness of Swamy NammAzhwAr in his 
eighth paasuram:

" aruL koNDAdum adiyavar inpuRa 
  aruLinAn avvarumaRayin poruL
  aruL kondu aayiram inn tamizh pAdinAn
  aruL kandIr ivvulahinil mikkathE"

Srimath Azhagiya Singar's AruL MozhikaL

**In this paasuram , Madhura Kavi celebrates 
the DayA guNam (aruL) of Swamy NammAzhwAr and proves
that the dayA gunam of Swamy NammazhwAr is
greater than that of Bhagavaan Himself.This
paasuram is an elaboration of the unqueness
of the Krupai(aruL) of Swamy NammazhwAr that 
led to the  creation of thousand paasurams 
as our kula dhanam in Sweet Tamil 
( aruL koNDu aayiram inn Tamizh paadinAn ). 

**PerumAL's krupai contrasted with AzhwAr's

PerumAl's krupai is prasiddham (well known).
It could not however be visualized by us.
On the other hand , Swamy NammazhwAr's
Krupai is very visible . One can experience it
in his ThiruvAimozhi (ThoNdarkku amuthuNNa 
sonna Tamizh Maalai ). Hence Swamy NammAzhwAr's
Krupai is greater than that of PerumAL.

** What is the LakshaNam of the Adiyavars ?

They are Swamy NammAzhwAr's aruL koNDAdum
adiyavars(BhagavathAs). They recognize that 
of all the kalyANa guNAs of the Lord , the DayA
guNam is the loftiest one (uthkrushtam).

Our Lord is a Sarvaj~nan .Hence , He does know all of
our apachArams (transgressions) and that requires
Him to punish us. However , His dayA guNam intervenes
and makes Him overlook the punishment. Other GuNams
"adikka " upayOgam; Dayai is "aNaikka " upayOgam .

The Jn~Ana sakthi of the Lord makes Him a 
dhaNdadharan ( DhaNDanai koduppavan ); His 
DayA sakthi prevents Him however form executing 
that punishment.The " aruL koNDAdum adiyavar"
celebrate that Dayaa guNam of the Lord as they
learned from Swamy NammAzhwAr's upadEsam
housed in  ThiruvAimozhi in "Inn Tamizh".
Swamy NammAzhwAr's compassion is the succor
for these these BhagavathAs or Sesha BhUthars 
to acquire the needed Jn~Anam to perform 
SaraNAgathi at the lotus feet of the Lord and 
thereby earn "Bhagavath PrApthi".Jn~Anam is an
essential prerequisite before realizing Bhagavath
PrApthi.That is where Swamy NammAzhwAr's role
is indispensable to acquire that Jn~Anam.

** Swamy ALavandhAr's salutaions in SthOthra rathnam

In this Sri Sookthi , Swamy AlaVandhaar saluted
Sri ParAsara Maharishi , the author of 
Sri VishNu PurANam first(*) and Swamy NammAzhwAr next(**).
Sri ParAsarar was saluted first for blessing
us with Tatthva NirNayam , which was saluted by
Swamy Desikan later as Chittha Ranjitham. 

Why did AlavandhAr salute Sage ParAsara First ?

There are  many people , who can not understand 
the difficult (Murattu) language of Sanskrit and  
benefit from the Tatthva NirNayam passages in
Sri VishNu PurANam written in Sanskrit.
Swamy NammAzhwAr helped to overcome this problem 
out of His immeasurable Krupai and composed ThiruvAimozhi
in sweet Tamizh, so that every one can understand 
these Tattvams and shed their ajn~Anam , the enemy
of Moksham (Moksha VirOdhi). 

The blessings of generating Jn~Anam 
about the imperishable nature of
AathmA as opposed to perishable Sariram ,
generating Jn~anam about BhagavAn as the 
one anly BhOgya vasthu and the importance of
Bhagavath-Bhaagavatha Kaimkaryam are from
Swamy NammAzhwAr's aruLiccheyalkaL
for our upliftment . Once Jn~Anam is acquired 
and ajn~Anam is driven aeway ,then the performance of  
SaraNAgathy is easy and that results in 
Bhagavath PrApthi. With this Jn~Anam,
people reach the other side of Tamas (Tamasa: Paaram),
which is Sri Vaikuntam and perform nithya Kaimkaryam
to Sriya: Pathi there .Swamy NammAzhwAr's anugraham
thru ThiruvAimozhi is that Tatthva Jn~Anam in
easily understandable sweet Tamizh. In this context ,
Swamy Desikan saluted Swamy NammAzhwAr's krupai 
appropriately in his UpakAra Sangraham (***). 

(To Be continued )

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