You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : August 1998

Thiruvaaymozhi 8.10- Servant of His servants - The Greatest of Greatest Bliss!

From: Madhavakkannan V (srivaishnavan_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Aug 11 1998 - 02:27:30 PDT

SrI:

Dearest Sisters and Brothers,

Last ten, AzhwAr burst out with "ananhaarya sEshathvam" (considering 
himself as an eternal servant to only Emperumaan Sriya: Pathih Sriman 
Narayanan and NONE ELSE). And Now in this ten "nedumaaRkadimai", AzhwAr 
pours out his ever-ready servitude to His BhagawathAs and His servants 
at all times under all circumstances  (which is BhAgawatha sEshathvam). 

1. I just thought of considering myself as Emperumaan (Thirumaal)'s 
servant and the moment I thought of that, immediately, with no 
ambiguities, all my good and bad deeds (puNyam and paapams) all vanished 
and I have no burdens now. Is this a blessing to ME! Even this lowly, 
incorrigible sinner? When I keep thinking of that, is there anything 
else that I need to do except being and working as a servant to His 
Servants? Hence, I consider only being as His servants' servant alone as 
the ONLY Grandest one I need to be of. Even if I am blessed to obtain 
all three worlds under my control, still I WOULD ONLY LONG TO BE THE 
SERVANT OF HIS SERVANTS MORE THAN ALL THOSE THREE WORLDS. I will never 
leave that BhAgyam. And AM I TO EXPLAIN THAT TO YOU? ( Is it necessary?)

2. What a BhAgyam I have- The one who has committed only sins and 
nothing but that! I am blessed to be the servant of His Servants. When I 
have that- HOW does it matter- if I have the wealth of all three worlds! 
Or have the AthmAnubhavam (or Kaivalya anubhavam)! These two I do NOT 
need. All enjoyment that I am in need of- is being the servant of 
Emperumaan's servants. The pleasure and blissful experience of serving 
the BhAgawathAs/servants who serve at the Lotus Feet of Emperumaan- the 
Blue hued - black cloud coloured Lord Sriman Narayanan- alone is the 
Most worthiest pleasure of this birth.  There is NOTHING EQUAL TO THAT.

3. Emperumaan appeared as short Vaamanan and took the Big Trivikrama 
avataar to fill the entire Universe. It is a great BhAgyam to reach His 
Lotus Feet. But Grander than that bhAgyam is that of serving and being 
enslaved by His servants. Those servants (who are small human forms; but 
are tall in their jnAnams) are here in this world- Should I involve 
myself in Emperumaan Vishyam? No. I would only serve these bhakthAs who 
are here in this world! Will that be fitting for this mahA Paavi (the 
Greatest sinner)?

4. It is NOT wrong and criminal to wander in this world without desiring 
for Paramapadham. Because, here we have Emperumaan's devotees and 
BhAgawathAs (like this Bhakti group) in this very world and it is even 
better to be in such world and perform kaimkaryam to them. Emperumaan, 
the One who brought out the Earth back and saved- has the Red Coral 
lipped BimbhA fruit like mouth. He has the Most beautiful red Lotus 
eyes. The devotees- BhAgawathALs - who think of His such form in their 
minds always and perform Thiruvaaraadhanam by offering flowers- I would 
love to walk on the same track of performing such kaimkaryams. (and 
perform these "little" kaimkaryam of posting Divyaprabhandhams to these 
BhAgavatOttamALs. )

5. It is possible for us to be blessed by Emperumaan to perform 
kaimkaraym to Him at His Lotus Feet at Paramapadham and enjoy His 
lustrous form. But, composing these offerings in sweet verses (pAsurams 
- poems) and performing such kaimkaryams in this birth is much better 
and greater . BECAUSE, WE HAVE GOT THESE "useless" lowly human births 
and WE ARE able to make use of them for such great acts of singing 
pAsurams, after listening to His kalyANA guNAs) (and writing these 
translations in English- even though they are of little worth!) - 
ENJOYING AND SHARING THOSE ANUBHAVAMS WITH BHAAGAWATHALS IS THE GREATEST 
OF GREAT HAPPINESS! There is No purushaartham EQUAL to this absolutely. 
(So again! Thanks to Sri Mani for giving us an opportunity for this 
Great anubhavam! Of talking about and sharing His kalyANA guNAs ! 
Thanks, Dear Mani!)

6. Emperumaan KaNNan killed the strong kuvalayaapeetam elephant 
effortlessly; He is My Master- the One who has the ChakrA in His Hand; 
He is the One who rides  on GarudA; He is the One - the Greatest One who 
killed the Big headed , fiery eyed asurAs; - Like that singing (and 
writing) of His kalyANa guNAs and His such Grandest deeds are anyday 
better and more enjoyable than even having the blissful Anandham and 
anubhavam of Emperumaan Himself having and ruling all three worlds under 
His control  and  under His creation. (NampiLLai says: Even being the 
ruler and being a SarvEshwaran of all seven worlds is NOT EQUAL TO even  
the enjoyment Tasting Thiruvaaymozhi! Wow! What a statement! Challenging 
even Emperumaan! 

7. Emperumaan, appeared as the Creator Himself as the Primordial Chief 
and obtained the peerless, unmatched fame and greatness ( thanoppAril 
appan!) and created BrahmA (by being the essence, seed  and anthrayaami 
in him); He, thus created all worlds thereafter; It is GREATEST to be at 
those tender lovely Lotus Feet of Such Grandest Emperumaan and serve 
Him; But even bigger than that pleasure is being with HIS SERVANT AND 
UNITING WITH THEM. IT IS MUCH MORE PLEASURABLE TO UNITE WITH HIS 
SERVANTS/DEVOTEES THAN WITH EMPERUMAAN HIMSELF. I need to get that 
pleasure and aanandham alone.

8. Emperumaan created the coolest seas; What a Beauty He is! Look at the 
way He is reclining on that Sea! Those lovely Feet are like the long, 
well spread out flowers! His shoulders are as if the KaRpaka tree by 
itself has grown! (so merciful!) His Crown shines like millions of suns! 
He reclines like a mountain of Emerald on the Sea! WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE 
BLESSED TO UNITE WITH HIS DEVOTEES!

9. Emperumaan is the One who saves the devotees and removes their sins 
and karmic diseases! He is capable of taking any form to remove our 
enemies (and also His!). He is Youthful "kumaran" who has the five 
weapons (Pancha Ayudhams) in His Hands. He is Father of the Cupid 
(manmathan).  All that I pray for is to be the servant of servants of 
servants (who served Him!- AzhwAr here uses "thamiyERkku"- past tense! 
Those who served Him! Because there is no sathrugnAzhwAn in the present; 
It is past!- as per NampiLLai's eedu vyAkhyaanam).

10. My Master has the lovely body and Divya mangaLa ThirumEni (like the 
"kaayaampoo"?). He has four shoulders and has ChakrAyudham in His hand. 
For this Bhagawaan alone at all times, Sri VaishNava devotees are 
blessed to serve Him and they have that BhAgyam. WHOMSOEVER ARE THEIR 
SERVANTS' SERVANTS' SERVANTS - THEY ARE ALL OUR MASTERS AND CHIEFS. That 
BhAgawatha Bhakti is the Best aim and principle for us. (NammAzhwAr 
says!). That alone is all that I need to be blessed with.

11. All three worlds are filled with the principle of considering 
BhAgawatha Seshathvam alone as the beat servitude and Paramaanandham. 
The Red Lotus eyed Lord, kaNNan is filled entirely in all these three 
worlds! About this KaNNan, Sri SadagOpar of Thirukkurugoor has sung 1000 
pAsurams. Out of these 1000, readers of these ten, ALONG WITH THEIR 
SPOUSES, CHILDREN, WILL BE CERTAINLY BLESSED TO BE SERVANTS OF HIS 
BHAAGAWATHAAS, while continuing in their Grahsthasramam. 

NammAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
 


Ram Ram

With Best Regards

NarayaNa dAsan madhavakkannan


______________________________________________________
Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com