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Re: KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XVI--> SlOkam 5

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Aug 04 2001 - 17:27:42 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

The fifth SlOkam of Sri VaradarAja Sthavam 
takes the following form:

yamm parOksham upadEsasthrayee
  nEthi nEthi paraparyudhAsatha:
vakthi yastamm aparOksham Ikshayathi
  yEsha tamm karigirim samAsrayE

(meaning): AdiyEn takes refuge at Hasthigiri , which makes
it possible for every one to see and worship Lord DevAthirajan ,
who is beyond the reach of all human senses (Indhriyams) 
according to the VedAs (BruhadhAraNyakOpanishad). 
Those VedhAs say according to our poorvAchAryAs that 
this Lord of Hasthigiri is not limited to being of 
this dimension or form or limited to existing as
the indweller of sentient and insentient forms .

SrivatsAnkAcchAr Swamy points out that this slOkam 
is linked to MoorthAmoortha BrahmaNam section of
BruhadhAraNyakOpanishad , UpayalingAdhikaraNam of
Sri BhAshyam and the asthra-bhUshaNa-adhyAyayam  of
the Upanishad. adiyEn will summarize  his comments below:

MoorthAmoortha BrAhmaNam section of the Upanishad 
explains that the Lord is present in the form of 
sentient and insentient objects . The sentient 
form with the Jeevan inside is not visible to 
the human eye. He is the antharyAmi Brahmam inside 
them . The Upanishad  goes on to say that as the indweller
of the sentients and insentients , the Supreme Being adorns
a yellow pithAmbharam (silk vasthram). The PramANam is :
"tasya haithasya Purushasya yaTA mahArajanam vaasa:"
This is the opposite of the adhvaithic view , which
stresses that Brahmam is only NirvisEsha Brahmam
(attributeless form).Vedha VyAsaa's views on
Brahma Soothram refute this NirguNa Brahmam aspect.
In the Ubhaya LingAdhikaraNM , Vedha VyAsar states:

" prakruthiatAvatthvam hi prathishEdhathim , 
  tathO bhraveethi cha bhUya:"( ParyudAsam ).

Vedham says in this context : na hi yEtasmAth
ithi na ithi anyath Paramasthi " . This manthram
points out that the Supreme Being does not confine 
Himself to MoorthAmoortha Brahma Roopam , but He 
exists in many other states. 

SrivatsAnkAcchAr Swamy pays tribute to KurEsar's
skills in intrepreting the above Upanishad Vaakyams
through incorporation of these insights into this slOkam .
Upanishad seems to say that You can  experience
Lord VaradarAjan ( The Supreme Being )in MoorthAmoortha
Roopam . Hasthigiri seems to say , "not so ", You can
see Him on top of me (Hasthigiri) directly adorning
the Sentients and insentients as body and Aayudhams .
Therfore , it is better to see Him with one's own 
eyes on top of Hasthigiri instead of feeling agitated 
over the inability to see Him with IndhriyAs as mentioned
by the Upanishads.Therefore Kuresar says : " Let us 
reach the Hasthigiri to see Him to our heart's content 
and to worship Him there ". Hasthigiri makes Him visible for
us ;We are able to see the Lord with our physical eye and experience 
Him with our Jn~AnEndhriyams as well. The hill of Hasthigiri 
thus makes it possible for us to access and enjoy the SubhAsraya 
Dhivya MangaLa Vigraham of Lord VaradarAjan .He becomes
aparOksham ( easily visible to the human eye ) on top of
the Hasthigiri.KurEsar therefore recommends us to reach
that mighty Karigiri  and seek that sacred hill as our refuge .

Swamy Desikan referred later to Lord VaradarAjan's
aparOksha Sevai on Hasthigiri this way:

"Purudan maNivaramAhap ponRAmoolap-
  pirakruthi maRuvAha , maan taNDAhat-
theruL maruL vaaL amRaivAha, aangArangaL
 Saarngam SankhAha , manam thihiriyAha 
irudkamkal Eerainthum sarangaLAha,
 irubhUthamAlai vanamAlayAhak-
GarudunurvAm maRayin poruLAm KaNNan
 Karigiri mEl ninRanaitthum kaakkinRAnE "

AdiyEn will comment further on this exraordinarily subtle
Tamil paasuram of Swamy Desikan dealing with the aparOksha
Sevai of Lord VaradarAjan in the next posting .

Srimath Azhagiya Sigar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasn , Oppiliappn Koil VaradAchAri Sadagopan 


     

  
 
   


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