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Swami Desikan's Description of the Lord

From: Praveena & Anand (may2192_at_mbox4.singnet.com.sg)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 21:15:44 PST

SrI:
NarayananE namakkE parai tharuvAn

Dear Bhagavataas:

Adiyen wishes to share the excitement on reading
Swami Desikan's "Mum manik kovai"

In this work, Swami Desikan's 'definition' of our
Lord is simply simple - and great!

The 7th Paasuram reads like this:

"payin madhi nEyA     payin madhi tharudhalin
velliyun nEyA             vellyura nirralin
thAyum nEyA            sAyai thandhugathalin
thandhaiyum nEyA     mundhi ninru allithalin
uravum nEyA             thurava ozhidhalin
urradhum nEyA          sirrinbam inmaiyin
Arum nEyA               Aarruk allithalin
aramym nEyA            mara nilai mAythalin
thunaivanum nEyA     inai ilai Adhalin
thuyyanum nEyA       seyall uraidhalin
kAranam nEyA         nAranan Adhalin
karpagam nEyA        narpadham tharudhalin
iraivanum nEyA         kurai onru ilamaiyin
inbaum nEyA             thunbam thudaithalin
yAnum nEyA             ennul urai thalin
enadhum nEyA          unadhanri inmayin
nallAyai nEyA           pollAng illAyAmayin
vallAyai nEyA           vaiyam undu umizhdhalin
enganamagumeyya nin viyappe
anganayokka arivadhAranamE"

Swami clearly establishes that our Lord is EVERYTHING
- our lord is our father, mother and infact our Lord is
the basis [kAranam] for everything. Our Lord is might
is described because he can swallow and throw the
universe back - "vallai nEyA vaiyam undu umizhdhalin".

Adiyen did shed some tears on reciting this pAsuram the
first time.

Our Lord has been consistently showing his sowlabyam
and kArunyam in being with us and protecting us.

Adiyen's basic understanding gave an exciting feeling
and Adiyen is sure learned bhagavataas in the group
will be able to throw more light on Swami's anubhavam.

Adiyen requests bhagavataas to share their view / learning
on this pAsuram for the benefit of all bhagavataas.

Shriya:Pathi Sriman NarayananE saranam!

dasan
Anand
1st December 1999

Srimad Azhagia Singar Thiruvadigale Saranam
Shrimate Shri Seetha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha