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Part XI: Swamy Desikan's Taathparya RathnAvaLi: Ninth SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Dec 23 2001 - 16:35:24 PST

Sunday , Dec 23 , 2001
Eighth ThiruppAvai :" Keezh Vaanam VeLLenRu" Dinam

ANDAL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam

Dear RasikAs of Swamy NammAzhwAr's Dhivya Prabhandhams:

On this Eighth ThiruppAavi day , adiyEn will continue with 
the Ninth SlOkam of DTR: 

vrathE gaaTA sahasram MuramaTana guNasthOmargabham MunIndhra:
prathYEkam chAthra gATA: praTithavibhuguNA: sphashtamadhyalkshaNaavAma: 
tathrA sankIrNatatth-dhasaka guNa-sTApaonouchiktha-yukthAn
EidambharyaavaruddhAn agaNithaguNithAn tadhguNAn mudhguNIma:

(Extended Meaning): The great Sage NammAzhwAr had the limitless
GuNams of PerumAL in mind to create the Four Thousand. Each of
these paasurams describe the Bhagavath guNams that are well 
recognized (Prasiddham). It is interesting to find that 
the guNams of individual dasakams may not vary from one another .
To settle this "inconsistency " , it is appropriate to 
connect the fitting guNmas with the meanings of the paasurams
constituting the dasakam . We have to examine the superficial
meaning with the intended meaning of the Paasurams to arrive at 
the true connection between the appropriate GuNams
and the Dasakam. One may ask that the guNam linked to 
a dasakam may be found in another dasakam . That need not be 
looked into too much. It has to be understood in the context
of association with other guNams linked to it in the paasurams
of the Dasakam .Therfore, there is no real repetition. 
Some guNams are repeated for suggesting different phalans.
The meaning of the words of the Paasurams (VaakyArtha 
VivaraNam ) is secondary to the intended guNam of
that Pasauram .

A great deal of care has to be taken therfore to connect 
the appropriate GuNams with the Paaurams and dasakams.

Sri RanganAyaki SamEtha Sri RanganAtha ParabrahmaNE Nama: 
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VardAchAri SaThakOpan 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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