|You are here: Sri Vaishnava Home Page : Bhakti List : Archives : December 1999|
Date: Mon Dec 06 1999 - 00:50:59 PST
Respected Members of Bakthi List, In the previous post, it was said that Thirumantram gives five meanings . they are a. Nature of Atma b. Nature of Bhagavan c. The Way (Upayam) to attain Him. d. The Fruit or the Phalan of such attainment. e. the impediments which blocks us to attain Him. In this current post, we will proceed from there. 24. Poorvacharyas considered that they were not born till such time they understood the meanings of thirumantram. Once, understood, they always concentrated on this Thirumantram alone and none else. (Swami quotes here a beautiful pasuram of thirumazhisaipiran, "Anru naan Piranthilen, Pirantha pin, maranthelen) 25. Inspite of many benefits(Material benefits, Kaivalyam, Moksham etc..) this thirumantram could give, Poorvacharyas always preferred Bhagavan alone as the phalan and none else. 26. The meaning of thirumantam could be understood in two ways. a. OM NAMA: -- NARAYANAYA(spilt in to two words) As per sruthi, OM is one single letter NAMA: - Two lettered, NARAYANA- Five lettered word , and hence total Ashtaksharam. eight words. by this way, one can understand that Atma's nature is servitude and para thantirum(not trying to do any good to itself, living only as per His sankalpam) b. OM - NAMA-NARAYANA(split in to three words) OM- Describes the servitude of the Jeevan NAMA- Describes that no other way except Him NARAYANA- describes to be with Him and enjoy Him is the only the Phalan for such jeevan. 27. the phalan of Thirumantram is already described in premeyasaram and Archiradri. (Sri Pillai Lokachariar refers to his other works, premeyasaram and Archiradri, and says that how the jeevan enjoys the phaln is described there) Recently, Sri.Venkatesh Elayavalli has written quick and beautiful commentries on Archiradri.where he had described how a jeevan goes through this path to attain Bhagvan. the spiltting Thriumantam is one of the contentious issues between Vadagalai and Thennacharya Sampradayams. We will try to attempt at this topic in the posts to come. With this information, we will close this post . we will discuss detailed meanings of thirumantam in the next post. Dasan K.M.Narayanan ---------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.