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Re: KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XVIII--> SlOkam 7

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Thu Aug 09 2001 - 05:58:48 PDT

Namo NaarAyaNa!

SrimathE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs of Lord VaradarAjA :

AdiyEn will cover the seventh slOkam of Sri VaradarAja
Sthavam today :

 Hai!kudhrushti-abhinivishta-chEthasAm
     nirvisEsha-savisEshathAsrayam 
 samsayam Karigiri: nudhathi asou 
     tunga-mangala guNAspadhE Harou  

(meaning): This great and unique Hasthigiri completely
banishes all misconceptions of sinners with distorted views ,
who have repeated doubts about the Supreme Lord , Sriman
NaarAyaNan's auspicious attributes . Due to their dhurbhAgyam ,
they insist that Sriman NaarAyaNan is One without attributes
(nirvisEsha Brahmam ) and He displays some times auspicious
attributes (Savisesha Brhamam ). 

SrivatsAngAcchAr Swamin's commentary: 
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Those with twisted views assert that the Supreme being 
is devoid of any attributes and that He is a Jata Brahmam ;
others concede that the Sathyam(Truth),Jn~Anam( True knowledge)
are nothing but Brahma svaroopam .The followers of Yaadhava-
PrakAsA hold that Brahmam takes on three forms: Isvara-avyAkrutha-
PrANa roopams. In their views , when Brahmam as Isvaran has
SavisEshathvam ( KalyANa GuNams) and as NirvisEsham (without
attributes ) in its true state as Brahmam. These twisted and
incorrect views have been criticized as untenable by AchArya 
RaamAnujA in Sri BhAshyam and Swamy Desikan in Satha DhUshaNi
and Paramadha Bhangam . Manu, the first law giver has said that
such distorted views emphasizing unreality arises due to 
the influence of TamO GuNam of the proponent :

" Yaa VedabhAhyA: smruthayO yaasccha kaascca Kudhrushtaya:
  SarvAsthA: nishphalA: prEthya TAMONISHTAA: hi thaa: "

When the BhAgyasAlis climb the Hasthigiri and have the darsanam
of Lord VaradarAjan even once , all their doubts are cleared 
and their kudhrushtis are cured . Upanishads refer to the untying
of all knots of doubts in the heart as they have the sevai of
the ParAthparan:

" BhidhyathE Hrudhaya GranTi: chidhyanthE SARVASAMSAYAA:
  KshIyanthE chAsya karmANi tasmin dhrushtE ParAvarE "

The lingering doubts in the minds of Kudhrushtis 
about the two forms of Brahmam ( SavisEsham and NirvisEsham ), 
the two kinds of Mukthi ( VidEha and Jeevan Mukthis) disappear 
totally .That happens when those with distorted views have 
the darsana soubhAgyam of the archA ThirumEni of the Lord of 
Hasthigiri. They realize that the Lord is SarvaguNAthmakan 
(Possessor of all mangaLa GuNams)and He has no hEyams (blemishes
of any kind). KurEsar incorporates this thought housed in 
Sri Poushkaram (I-31 & 32):

SandarsanAth akasmAccha PumsAm sammUDachEthasAm 
kuvAsanA kubuddhisccha kutarkasccha kuniscchaya:
kuhEthusccha kubhAvsccha naasthikathvam layam vrajEth

Even an accidental darsanam of the Lord by those with
ignorance arising from all kinds of bad attitudes and
distorted learing are cured and their non-belief is 
put to rest forever .KurEsar states categorically that
the erstwhile doubts of all the kudhrushtis are banished
( samsayam nudhathi ) through the darsanam of the Tunga-
MangaLa-GuNAspathan (abode of all auspicious GuNAs).
KurEsar recognizes this transformation as a wonderful
act of the Lord of Hasthigiri .

Additional Comments(V.S):

KurEsar's choice of words are marvellous. He describes
the deluded ones as " Kudhrushtis" and their persistent
mind set holding such views ( kudrushti-abhinivishta-
chEthasAm ) as caused by their paapa visEshams.They 
insist that the Lord is devoid of KalyANa GuNams and
that He is just NirvisEsha , JaDa Brahmam .They say 
that the Lord , who is NirvisEsha Brahmam assumes 
the SavisEsha form some times . 

Our SiddhAntham is based on the doctrine that the Supreme
Being is Suddha Satthva Mayam and does not have the thriguNams
like us. He is free of all blemishes (DhOshams of any kind).
We believe that the Supreme Being is full of KalyANa guNams:

"Ya: Sarvaj~na: Sarvavidh , GuNEsa: SathyakAma: 
 Sathya Sankalpa: , ParAsya Sakthir-vividhaiva sruyathE
 SvabhAvikI Jn~Ana Bala KriyA cha , Samastha KalyANa 
 GuNAthmakOsou!"

Our Lord is aparimitha-UdhAra-guNa Saagaram ( Ocean of
limitless , auspicious atributes). Swamy NammAzhwAr 
salutes these anantha KalyANa GuNa svaroopan as:
"YeNN perukkanalatthu , VaNN Puhazh " and therefore 
Swamy NammAzhwAr instructs us to worship this Lord
( Irai sErmin ) and to contemplate on this Lord 
( IRai uLLUha ).The fruit of this worship is infinite 
bliss (Veevil Inbham ) says SatakOpa Soori and pays 
tribute to His infinite and splendourous attributes
( Veevil Seeran ) at His place of residences such as 
ThiruvEnkadam and ThirumAlirum ChOlai. Kuresar follows
Swamy NammAzhwAr's steps in saluting Hasthigiri , the hill 
on which the Lord Stands. Swamy Desikan followed His
poorvAchAryAs --Swamy NammAzhwAr and KurEsar--and saluted
the ThiruvEnkaDam Hills at the very beginning of his
DayA sathakam .

Sri VaradarAja ParabRahMaNE Nama:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 
    
  
       


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