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pachchai mA malai
Date: Wed Aug 12 1998 - 01:44:16 PDT

Dear bhAgavathAs,

It is a great pleasure to read through the
various postings re: pachcai mA malai pOl

here is adiyen's understanding of the 'pachchai
mA malai pOl' uvamai -

If the comparison of the Lord's thirumEni is just
to a malai, then the adjective will describe only
the Lord's strength and indestructability.

The eyes and the mind of those who have the great
fortune of seeing the Lord's thirumEni are filled
with joy - relieving them from their samsAra
thApams  - just as the green colour is pleasant
to one's eyes - The word pachchai denotes this

The word mA (superlative) here denotes the
infinite kAruNyam that the Lord has that allows us
to think about His thirumEni and do dhyAnam on that
beautiful thirumEni.

AzhvAr emperumAnAr jIyar thiruvadigaLE saraNam,
adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan,
Thirumalai Anandanpillai Varadhan