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Date: Sun Dec 19 1999 - 20:52:15 PST
Respected Members of Bakthi List, While elaborating the meaning of pranavam(OM), it was said that Lord was both the Protector and cause of this universe. It was also stated that protection means annihilating one's enemies and giving one's desires or wishes. Further in the last post we introduced four different kinds of people(Sethanas) viz. Samsaris,Mumookshu Nityas and Mukthas. We will now explore who are the enemies from whom the Lord protects and what are their desires which he gives. 38. a. For Mundane samsris, who are bound by cycle of births and deaths, enemies are their adversaries, pain and diseases. Their wishes are Food, water . God gives them what they want and protects them from their enemies. b. For a Mumookshu, his main enemy is samsara Sambandam itself. What he yearns (desires is Moksham. God protects him from cycle of births and deaths and grants him Moksham. c. For nityas and mukthas, their main enemy is any hindrance to their Nitya kaimkaryam and what they desire is only nitya kaimkaryam, Lord Grants them these to these class of sethanas. In view of above, it is very clear that Lord is the protector and the only "Sarva Rakshakan". 39. It is however, wrong to think that we are also protected in this world by others, Viz. parents, children and relatives. it is clear from the episodes of Prahalda-Hiranyan, Vali-sugreevan that the relationships in this world are not real. Swami Pillai Lokachar has written at length about this in his other work "Prapanna Parithranam" The relationship between us and "Sarva Rakshakan" is only eternal and real. (Please refer to Tiruppavi 30th psuram- "unnodu uravel nammakku ....".) 40. Lord gives protection due to the presence of Sri Lakshmi at his chest. hence we should consider that the letter 'AkAram' in pranavam signifies Lord along with His consort Sri Lakshmi. 41. Swami Pillai lokachar here quotes from Sri Senapathi Jeeyar and says that Sri Senapathi Jeeyar also upheld that The AkAram signifies Lord with Goddess Lakshmi. 42. Like a faithful wife who would not derelict both husband's bed and child's cradle, Lakshmi is between sethanas and lord . (In pranavam OM (AUM Akaram(A) signifies the Lord, MakAram(M) signifies the sethanas, the devi, goddess lakshmi is between Him and us (sethanas) standing between us UkARAM(U) and lord while also sharing the place with him as well in AkAram. 43.Swami Pillai Lokachar quotes one more example to make this clear. Lakshmi's position is like Yasoda who was faithful to both Nandagopa , her husband but also careful enough to protect her son, Krishna. (this point is elucidated in 'Ambarame thaneere' pasuram in thiruppavai. readers are requested to refer to the vyakyanam of this pasuram.) While we are servants of Lord, are we not automatically servants of Piratti, Sri.lakshmi? Yes, confirms Swami pilai lokachar. we will discuss about this in the next post. Dasan K.M.Narayanan Calcutta PS. the words People,sethans,us are used interchangebly Similarly, Sri, Lakshmi and Pirtatti are used interchangely as they are refer to Periya Piratti. ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.