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Date: Sun Dec 12 1999 - 21:29:35 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: Sri Venkata Gurave Nama: Respected Members of Bakthi list, In our last post, we discussed how Thirumantram is eight akshram which is split as 3 words. (beginning with OM(pranavadhyam), next is NAMA:(namo madhyam) and the last word is NARAYANA(Narayana pathantimam mantra machtaram) The Thirumantram is OM NAMO NARAYANAYA OM- Signifies the servitude of the jeevathmas NAMA: - Signifies the attribute of "Paarathantriam"., i.e. being a sole property of the Sarveswaran, the jeevathma should live only according to his design (Thiruullam and not 'trying' to do any good for himself after surrender. NARAYANA- Signifies that jeevathmas duty to do nitya kaimkaryam to sarveswaran. >From now on, let us discuss the elaborate meanings of Thirumantram as given in Mumookshapdi. Let us start with Pranavam. OM. 31. The first word of Thirumantram is Pranavam., "OM" (As already explained, the sruthi says that Pranavam is one single word.) 32.The pranavam consists of three letters, A, U and M. A- AkAram U-UkAram M-MakAram 33.Like getting clarified butter from 3 different vessels, the pranavam is derived from 3 vedas. (the word BHU: came from Rig veda the word BHUVA: came from yajur veda the word SUVA: came from Sama veda >From the above three words, the letters A, U and M were again taken. 34. Hence the pranavam is veda saram. 35. The Akaram word "A signifies two things. a. Emperuman is the cause of this universe (Jagat Karanathvam) b. Emperuman is the protector of this universe as well.(Jagat Rakshatvam) (It is interesting to note here that while creating this world, Brahma chanted the pranavam . similarly, the whole motion of the universe takes the sound of pranavam) 36. What is Jagat Rakshatvam? It is Killing of one's enemies and giving what is wished. 37. But we have different kinds of Sethanas in this universe. every one's enemies and his wishes are so different. Then how Bhagvan gives protection? we have basically following kinds of sethanas ( jeevas) a. Baddha Jeevathmas: One who is caught in the samsaric cycle of births and death b. Mummokshu: One who after realising his nature, surrenders and yearns for Moksham c&d Mukthas and Nityas: Those realised souls who are engaged in his Nitya Kimharyam at his abode. What are the enemies and desires of above mentioned group of people? We will discuss that in the next post. Dasan K.M.Narayanan Calcutta ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.