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Date: Mon Jan 31 2000 - 03:28:49 PST
Dear srivaishnava perunthagaiyeer Before we go into the next part of the kaNNa piraan's veNNaik kalvi, two points are to be shared with you. They are 1. The proverb kaLavum kaRRu maRa- the meaning what we saw in part 7 is the popular version. But the meaning according to tamil professors the meaning is- kaLavum kaRRum aRa - "leave aside stealing and telling lies". 2. While the point on presence of mahalakshmi in aaippaadi was discussed the name used for krishna was "Krishna chandran"- the word krishna has one more meaning- nisha - iruttu- darkness. Chandran means brightness -light. Krishnachandran- means a combination of darkness and light. Is it possible to have such a combination. How both can co-exist? - contrasting in dhvandhvam. To realise Krishnachandran, we have to go beyond the duality, and then only it is possible. See Sri parthasaarathy himself says- NirmaanamOhaa jithasangadhOsha adhyaathmanithyaa vinivruththa kaamaa:! Dhvandhvair vimukthaa: sukhadhukha samgjair gachchanthya mooDa: padhamavyayam thath !! Thatha: padham thathparimaargithavyam sasmingathaa na nivarthanthi Bhooya:! ThamEva chaadhyam purusham prapadhyE yatha: pravruththi: prasruthaa puraaNee!! Srimadh bhagavathgeetha ch 15 slokam 5 and 4 Now let us continue with veNNaik kalvi. When you do steal and get lot of things, what you have to do is to safeguard the materials stolen in a safe place. Then hoard all these materials for future use till the humdrum of stealing is over. That is why there is a proverb "thiruda therinchvanukku padhungavum theriyaNum"- "one who knows how to steal must also know how to hide". If material stolen is eatable and of perishable nature, what the thief can do except eat the maximum and throw rest as waste. In throwing out also, there is a danger of the thief getting traced and caught. So consuming maximum is the ideal solution. That eating also must be done with utmost speed so that the thief is not caught while eating. This kind of beautiful solution is taught by none other than our Sri krishna. See here the beautiful scene. Krishna entered the hut "padal thiranthu siru kurambai" [what we saw in 8th part]. But when he does this? In the early morning as soon krishna wakes up says Leela sukhar. See his slokam DhaDhimathana ninaadhais thyakthanidhra: praBhaathE NiBhrutha padhamagaaram vallaveenaam pravishta:! Mukha kamala sameerai raasu nirvaapya dheepaan Kabalitha navaneetha: paathu gOpaala baala:!! 3.87 leela sukhar Meaning: In the very early morning hours, Sri krishna wakes up due to the noise of churning of curd by these gopees. So, he, without making any noise, enters the houses of these gopees. He blows out the lights and swallows butter. Let such a krishna save me. See the "chaathuryam" cleverness of krishna. In the morning these cowherds have to take the milk, curd, butter etc to the king's palace, next village, market etc, so that materials could be sold without much difficulty. For that they have to start in time, which is the wee hours of morning. So they start the churning etc in the pinmaalai -early morning (fourth jaamam or yaamam) when sun is yet to rise. They keep the lights on and carry out the churning because sunlight is yet to come. During that time krishna is also awake and starts his work. He goes there, puts off the light, and swallows the butter so fast. How butter is eaten? Kabalitha - Vizhungi says the krishna bhaktha. Swallowed- why? Urgency to get away from the place fast before getting caught. What about the working procedure of krishna in the art of stealing? Any details? That is answered nicely by periyaazhvaar in 1-9-7 Poththavuralaik kavizhththu adhan mElEri thiththiththa paalum thadaavinil veNNaiyum meththa thiru vayiru aara vizhungiya aththan- Meaning: The mortar, which has a hole in the centre, is turned upside down, and used as a stool to reach the rope hanger. Then milk, butter are swallowed nicely contained in these pots. [in the villages over the ural a stone ring called vayOdu is used. This is to increase the flexibility of operation and to avoid spillage of materials in dry condition. When wet grinding is done this extra piece is kept aside. That piece is used by Krishna as stool because it is of less weight and a child can also handle it.] The person who swallows butter has stomach, which is called as thiru vayiru and such a person is aththan for aazhvaar. Whether krishna got butter and milk etc so that his stomach is full? This question is answered nicely by poigai aazhvaar. See Vaanaagith theeyaai maRi kadalaai maaruthamaai ThEnaagip paalaai thirumaalE aanaaichchi VeNNai vizhunga niraiyumE munnoru naaL MaNNai umizhntha vayiRu. - muthal thiruvanthaathi- 92- poigaiyaazhvaar First this paasuram is to be brought order like this ThrumaalE- (nee) vaan aaginai - became space -one of the pancha boothaas (aanaai from aanaaichchi is taken here) ThrumaalE- (nee) theeyaai aanaai- became fire ThrumaalE- (nee) kadalaai aanaai- became ocean ThrumaalE- (nee) maaruthamaai aanaai- became air ThrumaalE- (nee) then aaginaai- became honey- the nectar- amirtham ThrumaalE- (nee) paalaam- you are also the milk Munnoru naal maNNai umizhntha vayiRu. veNNai vizhunga niraiyumE - oh naaraayaNaa! your stomach which spit the whole earth, this bhoomi, will get filled with swallowed butter given by these gopees. Actually there is an exclamation. That stomach which kept the entire bhoomi inside during the maha pralayam, gets easily filled with this small quantity of butter given by these gopees. How is it? When the whole world is inside the stomach how it looks like? See 1-4-9 of periyaazhvaar. Thaazhiyil veNNai thadankaiyaara vizhungiya pEzhai vayiRRu empiraan [than mugaththu group] The stomach was like a pEzhai- a small box. Enjoy the contrasts of big and small. (is this not similar to krishna chandran?) When one eats so urgently, and that too to the full stomach, naturally that person will get sleep. See the lines of aazhvaar ThiNNak kalaththil thirai uRi mEl vaiththa veNNai vizhungi viraiya urangidum aNNal 2-5-3 periyaazhvaar Meaning: [May be this scene is in another gopee's house]. They have kept the butter etc in strong and big vessels (thiNNak kalam) [not pots as in the hut (kurambai)]. The vessels are also kept in rope hangers and they are also covered (thirai itta uRi). But our krishna entered there also, swallowed the butter and he moved fast from that place to his house and went to sleep. Why so? So that mother yasOdhaa will say "see my child, he is a good boy, and is sleeping and is safe from kamsa's agents. He is also not causing any damage to any body" (because he already caused damage to sakatam, poothanai etc). After a small nap, the child krishna started crying, as though he is very hungry and has to be fed by the mother (with breast milk). See 3-1-5 periyaazhvaar MuppOdhum kadainthu eeNdiya veNNayinOdu thayirum vizhungi kappaal aayargal kaavinil koNarntha kalaththOdu saaiththup parugi meippaal undu azhu piLLaigal pol nee vimmi vimmi azhuginra appaa! Anchuvan Unakku ammam thara says mother in this paasuram. The butter is churned three times in a day in the aaippaadi. The cows give so much milk vaanga kudam niraikkum vaLLal perum pasukkaL. Hence that milk is to be processed into curd butter etc. Such butter is swallowed, and curd is drunk by tilting the pots, by Krishna entering different houses on different times. The curd butter are brought in or carried by the gopaas in kaavadi- a pole carried on the shoulders, with a split end so that two or three things can be hanged on each end, and the weight is carried with ease 'kappaal aayargal kaavinil koNarntha'- kappu is kiLai branch. Kaa is kaavadi. Kaa is also sOlai- garden. So these gopaas brought butter curd etc in branches to the garden where krishna is staying. "After eating so much also, hey krishna, you are crying like any other child, genuinely crying due to hunger, to be fed by their mother! I am afraid to feed you (anchuvan ammam tharavE! Says yasOdhaa- mother- aazhvaar) Mother yasOdha is not willing to breast feed the child krishna. Next how to get rid of the hunger. Already we saw in part 2 ammam uNdu vantha kalvi of krishna. UnduvantEn ammam enru solli Odi agam puga aaichchi thaanum kandu ethirE senru eduththuk koLLa kaNNapiraan kaRRa kalvi thanE" 2-9-4 He had the feeding done by another mother. So his kalvi is nicely carried out. Then also the hunger still remains. What he does further . Let us see in next post. Dasan Vasudevan M.G.