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[SriParakalaMatham] Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya Desam: Nithya AarAdhana kaimkaryam for VilakkoLi PerumAL and Swamy Desikan : Part XII:Ninth SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 20:16:43 PST

SrI:

Dear BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will cover the Ninth slOkam 
of Sri SaraNAgathi DhIpikai , where Swamy Desikan
pays tribute to the Lord ViLakkoLi PerumAL as
the PrathamAchAryan in the AchArya Paramparai:

DhIpAvabhAsa Dayayaa vidhi-poorvam-yEthath
 viswam vidhAya nigamAnapi dhatthavantham 
SishyAyithA: SaraNayanthi mumukshavas-ThvAm
 Aadhyam Gurum GuruparamparayA-adhigamyam 

(Meaning): Oh DhIpa PrakAsa PrabhO! Out of Your
svAbhAvika compassion (DayA) , You created BrahmA 
first. Then , You performed upadEsam on the VedAs 
for Your son, BrahmA . After that You created 
this entire world (prapancham) through Your son.
Whenever we examine the Achaarya paramparai that 
blesses us with Jn~AnOpadEsam for us , You shine 
there on the top as the First AchAryan fit for 
performing SaraNAgathi. Those who seek mOksha siddhi
(Mumukshus) become Your disciples (sishyAs) and
perform Prapathti at Your sacred Thiruvadi.  

Comments on the SlOkam 
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"Aaadhyam Gurum ThvAM Mumukshava: sishyAyithA:
SaraNayanthi" is the key passage of this slOkam .

In the first slOkam of SrI SaraNAgathi DhIpikai,
Swamy Desikan paid tribute to " YathIsvara-MahAnasa
SampradhAyam " . Here  Swamy Desikan identified 
himself as belonging to the AchArya paramparai of 
YathirAjar and His sishyar , MadaipaLLi AacchAn .
He paid tribute to that sampradhAyam as "Maanyam " 
or that which is fit for high adoration inview of
its unique vaibhavam. This sampradhAyam emphasizes
that SaraNAgathi UpAyam is the most appropriate one
for gaining MokshAnugraham . Swamy Desikan invited 
every one to come look at this lofty sampradhAyam 
( Iha pasyanthu) and understand its significance 
and origin in this First slOkam .

In the second slOkam , Swamy Desikan identified 
this object of SaraNAgathy as " adhvithIyam Dhaivatham"
or the matchless Para Devathai understood through
Upanishads (VedAntha vEdhyam ) and full of
spontaneous DayA for the ChEthanams ( nirvyAja 
nirbhara dayA-bharitham). In the third slOkam ,
Sawmy Desikan described the Sriya: Pathithvam of that
Supreme Being at ThiruttaNkA and revealed that
Sriman NaarAyaNan in the archa form here is 
readily influenced by the utterance of prapatthi
Vaakhyams ( SaraNa Ukthi vasyam Bhavatham). In
the sixth slOkm aof this sthOthram , Swamy Desikan 
saluted the Swamithvam , Sriya: Pathithvam ,
JagadhAdharathvam of DhIpa PrakAsan and recognized 
Him as the PurushOtthaman .In the Eighth slOkam ,
Swamy Desikan reminded us of the glory of DhIpa PrakAsan
as ShadguNya Vigrahan and saluted those six PradhAna
GuNams of the Lord as " thE GuNa shaDgam Aadhyam ".

In this ninth slOkam , Swamy Desikan identifies 
the Lord as the First among AchAryaas (Aadhyam)in 
the AchArya paramparai and states that those who seek 
Moksham (Mumukshava:) perform SaraNAgathi at His Sacred 
Feet as His sishyans( Aadhyam Gurum ThvAm Mumukshava:
SishyAyithA: SaraNayanthi). 

Our Lord is the Aadhya Guru or the First of all
Gurus . The celebration of the AchArya paramparai
is very important for us. Starting from SaakshAth 
AchAryan , it ascends up to yahti Raajar ,Swamy NammAzhwAr , 
VishvaksEnar, Periya PirAtti and ends with 
the First AchAryan , The Lord. This AchArya 
ParamparAnusandhAnam ( Rememberance and celebration
of this AchArya paramparai starting from Sriman
NaarayaNan is a daily anushtAnam (Nithya Karma ) 
for us.That is why we perform the daily anusandhAnam :

LakshmInATa SamArambhAm NaaTa-Yaamuna MahdyamAm
asmathAchArya ParyanthAm vandhE Guru-paramparAm 

This slOkma clearly states that our AchArya paramparai
starts with Sriya: Pathi and proceeds all the way down
to one's present AchAryan . Therefore , Our Lord 
is the Adhya Guru or PraTamAchAryan in the Guru
Paramparai. 

Rahasya AamnAya Sruthi places emphasis on knowing
about the AchArya paramparai for one who seeks Moksham
as revealed by Swamy Desikan in SrImath Rahasya Thraya 
Saaram:

" sa cha Aachaarya VamsO Jn~Eya: 
  AchAryANAm asou asou ithyAbhagavattha:"

This rahasyam says : " We should pay reverence to 
one's AchArya , know about his AchAryan and that
AchAryan's Achaaryan all the way upto BhagavAn ,
who is the primordial or the First AchAryan in
the unbroken chain of AchAryaas (Aadhya Guru). 

Swamy Desikan refers briefly to the 11 ways in which
BhagavAn (SrI DhIpa PrakAsan ) helps to maintain
the VedAntha sampradhAyam . In the first chapter of 
Srimath Rahasya Thraya Saaram , Swamy Desikan has
discussed in detail the eleven UpakArams of the Lord 
for the growth ofthe VedAntha SampradhAyam.
He has also pointed out that the two correct ways for
GuruparamparAnusandhAnam  in the context of recognition
of the Lord as PrathamAchAryan in the Guru Paramparai:

(1) AvarOhana Kramam: When One recieves UpadEsam on
RahasyArTams from One's AchAryan and when one instructs 
others on them , One has to begin the salutations from
BhagavAn as the Aaadhya Guruu and progress all the way
down to One's own AchAryan.

(2)AarOhana Kramam: When One reflects on the RahasyArthams ,
One should ascend from One's AchAryan ( Yeenuyir 
TanthaLitthavarai SaraNam pukku) and progress upwards
all the way to BhagavAn .

In both ways , the Mumukshu places the central emphasis
on the Lord as the PradhAna or the foremost Guru in
the AachArya paramparai. 

Swamy Desikan saluted SrI DhIpa PrakAsan in this ninth
slOkam as the Adhya Guru sought by the Mumukshus for
their aathma nivEdhanam and referred to His upakArams
to sustain and grow the VedAntha SampradhAyam.

Sri Maragathavalli SamEtha Sri DhIpa PrakAsa ParabhramaNE Nama:
Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan(Sadagopan)

P.S : Please help with your support for the NithyArAdhana
Kaimkaryams at ThUppul for Swamy Desikan and His avathAra
sthala PerumAL, SrI DhIpa PrakAsan. Thank You all !  





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