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Srimath Azhagiya Singar's UpanyAsam of today on Madhura Kabvi AzhwAr's 8th Paasuram: Summary: Part III(Conclusion)

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 12:33:22 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(Continued)
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**ThiruvAimozhi and adiyavar (BhAgavathAs)

Madhura Kavi says that it is not only for me
that adiyEn's AchAryan composed ThiruvAimozhi ,
but for all Future BhagavathAs , who are 
Jn~Ana-nishta SaathvikALs. That is the Vaasi
( svabhava dayai) of VaguLAbharaNar ( Swamy
NammAzhwAr). He did not create ThiruvAimozhi
to please or gladden the heart of BhagavAn 
(Sarva Seshi), but only to make Saathvikaas 
(Sesha BhUthars)joyous.  "aruL koNDAdum adiyavar
inpuRa , aruLinAn avv-arumaRayin poruL" are
Sri Madhura Kavi AzhwAr's Sri Sookthi.

Swamy NammAzhwAr blessed us with the true meanings
of the Sanskritic VedAs thru his Tamizh ThiruvAimozhi.
When the Sesha BhUthAs acquire that 
Tattva Jn~Anam , they become Jn~Anis and become
very dear to the Sarva Seshi (****).These Jn~Anis
become the aasraya bhUtharkaL of Tattva Jn~Anam 
or the abode of that rare Jn~Anam. They adopt
Sesha Vrutthi and develop the SvarUpa Jn~Anam
that kaimakryam to Lord and fellow BhaagavathAs
alone is parama purushArtham . These are the" AruL
koNDaadum adiyavarkaL" . The arul that they 
celebrate is the DayA GuNam of the Lord as
a result of being blessed with Jn~Anam by 
Swamy NammazhwAr. They do not pay heed to
any other guNams of the Lord other than His dayai.
Swamy Desikan salutes this dayai and its mahimai 
in one of the dayA sathaka slOkams as the unique
one which destroys in a fraction of a second
all the paapams accumulated in 10,000 Brahma 
Kalpams.

At this point , Srimath Azhagiya Singhar mentioned
that the ThiruvAimozhi was created for the Bhavishyath
AchAryan (Future AchAryan), namely , Swami Desikan ,
who in turn acknowledged with gratitude Swamy
NammAzhwAr's anugraham through the construction of
Nigama ParimaLam , DhramidOpanishad Saaram
and Taathparya rathnAvaLi granthams dealing
with the inner meanings of ThiruvAimozhi .

Srimath Azhagiya Singar concluded this upanyAsam
on this pradhOsham day with two truisms to think 
about:
(1) When there is no KrupA (DayA) guNam , the rest
    of the GuNams are akAryakaram (useless)(#).
(2) Asakthanudaya Krupai BhAthakam (harmful)
    and Sakthan's Krupai is Saadhakam (most beneficial).

In His next UpanyAsam , HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra 
MahA Desikan will be commenting either on the final line ,
"aruL kandeer ivvulahinil mikkathE" or
delight us with other VyAkhyAna karthA's commentary
on the 8th paasuram or take up the next(ninth) paasuram.

adiyEn encourages one and all to participate
in these eye-opening upanyAsams and
be blessed by the upanyAsa amrutha taarai of 
Srimath Azhagiya Singar and comprehend 
the unique AchArya Bhakthi of Madhura Kavi AzhwAr.

Srimath Azhagiya Singar Thiruvadi ThuhaL,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

Addendum : Texts referred to By HH Azhagiya Singar 
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The following FIVE references were made by Srimath
Azhagiya Singar during the course of His UpanyAsam.
They have been added for fullness .

 
* Sri AlavandhAr's SthOthra Rathna SlOkam 
  on Sage ParAsarA :

  TatthvEna yacchith-achith-Isvara tath SvabhAva
  BhOga-apavarga tadhupAya gathir-udhAra:
  sandharsayan niramimeetha PurANa rathnam
  tasmai Namo MunivarAya ParAsarAya 
  SlOkam 4 of SthOthra Rathnam

(meaning) My salutations to the generous 
Sage Parasarar ,who explained clearly 
in his gem of a PurANam (VishNu PurANam)
all the tatthvams relating to AchEthanam , 
ChEthanam , Isvaran ,VishayAnubhavam , Moksham ,
MokshOpAyams and the path of the mukthAthmA .

** Sri AlavandhAr's sthOthra rathna slOkam
   paying tribute to Swamy NammAzhwAr:

   mathA pithA yuvathayas tanayA vibhUthi:
   sarvam yadhEva niyamEna madhanvayAnAm
   Adhyasya Na: Kulapather VakuLAbhirAmam
   Srimath Tadhangri YugaLam praNamAmi MoordhnA
   SlOkam 5 of SthOthra Rathnam

(meaning): For me and all those associated with me,
Swamy NammAzhwAr is always the Mother, Father,
progeny , wife and all other wealth . At the most
beautiful pair of Thiruvadis of the emperor of our
Kulam , Swamy NammAzhwAr adorned with fragrant
VakulA flower garland , adiyEn salutes those
holy feet with my head.

***Swamy Desikan's tribute in UpakAra Sangraham:

"anthamilA pErinbham arundha yERkkum
  adiyOmai aRivudanE yenRum kaatthu
munthai vinai nirai vazhiyil ozhuhAthemmai
  munnilayAm Desikar tamm munnE sErtthu
manthiramum manthiratthin vazhiyum kaatti
  Vazhippadutthi vaann yERRi adimai koLLa
Tanthai yena ninRa Tanit ThirumAl thALil
 talai vaitthOm SATAKOPAN ARULAALE 
----Mudal AdhikAram of UpakAra Sangraham 

(Meaning): We bow unto the matchless thiruvadigaL of 
ThirumAl solely due to the Krupai of Swamy NammAzhwAr,
who made us fit to enjoy the measureless aanandham of
Moksham , who protected our eternal Dharma bhUtha 
Jn~Anam , who saved us from being swept away by 
the ancient torrent of karmaas by placing us at 
the feet of sadAchAryans , who in turn initiated us 
in to Thirumanthiram  and Prapatthi UpAyam and 
then helped us climb the steps to Sri Vaikuntam 
for nithya Kaimkaryam to Sriya: pathi.     

**** Sri Bhagavath GeethA: Chapter 7 :17-19

thEshAM Jn~Ani nithya-yuktha yEka-bhakthirvisishyathE
priyOhi jn~Aninothyarthamaham sa cha mE priya:
--Geethai: 7.17

(Meaning): Of these (four), the Jn~Ani (the man of 
Knowledge) , is ever with Me in YogA and devoted 
to only Me. He is the foremost to Me among 
the four types of people , who worhip Me.
I am very dear to this Jn~Ani and he too
is very dear to Me.

udhAra: sarva yEvaithE Jn~Ani thvAthmaiva mEmatham
aasthitha: sa hi yukthAthmA maamEvAnutthamAm gathim
--Geethai: 7.18

(meaning): All these four are geenrous in 
their worship , but I deem the Jn~Ani to be
My very self; for he , integrated , is devoted
to Me alone as the parama purushArtham (highest end).

BahUnAm JanmaNAmanthE Jn~AvAn maam prapadhyathE
VaasudEva: sarvamithi sa MahAthmA Sudhurlabha:
--Geethai: 7.19

(meaning): After many , many births , the Jn~Ani
finds refuge in Me , fully realizing that 
" VaasudEvA is every thing ". It is rare indeed 
to find such a great-souled person in this world. 

# Swamy Desikan's DayA sathaka SlOkam 
  extolling the greatness of DayA Devi:

Vrushagiri GruhamEdi guNA: 
BhOdha-bala-aisvarya sakthi mukhA:
dhOshA bhavEyurEthe yadhi naama
DhayE thvayA vinA bhUthA:
--DayA sathakam: SlOkam 15

(meaning): OH dayA devi! If Thirumalai 
VenkatEsan's (Your Lord's) Jn~Ana-Bala-
Sakthi-Veeryam-Isvarya-Tejas guNams were to be
separated from You , then all those Six guNams 
will only become dhOshams and not kalyANa guNams. 
When those guNams are united with You (DayA Devi) ,
then Your power will be in ascendance  and all 
the other guNams will join forces with You and protect 
the chEthanAs from Your Lord's anger over 
their limitless trespasses . Because of this glory,
You are the supreme one among the Lord's GuNAs.

NaarAyaNa , NaarAyaNa , NaarAyana 

  



 

  


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