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thirup pAvai - part 65 - padinthu El Or

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Feb 13 1999 - 16:49:02 PST

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam

pArOr pugazha padinthu El Or em pAvAi 

thirup pAvai - part 65 - padinthu El Or 

Dear bAgawathAs,

	"padinthu" means "maNdi" or being involved. It  means
that we must involve in this nOnbu in such a way that we  are 
not  diverting our attention on anything else. Our focus must 
be in this nOnbu very very sincerely and  we must  not  loose  
our faith as well. "padinthu" means a level of involvement in
anything. It is a serious involvement in anything. It is  not
similar to a part time job. One must observe this nOnbu  with
utmost sincerity and faith. "padinthu" also means that taking
bath. ie Since Sri ANDAL called everyone in the beginning for
"neerAda  pOthuveer"  to  do  snAnam  and  enjoy  Sri Krishna 
anubavam, this word must also be taken such that one must  do
involve in this Sri Krishna anubavam with fullest devotion to
Lord Sri KrishnA. One must be immersed in this nOnbu in  such  
a way that they donot know anything other than  Sri  Krishna.

	The word "El" means "listen". "El" also means "please 
accept this". This word is an appeal to all the Aaychiars  by
Sri ANDAL. This is similar to an AchAryA telling his shishyAL
at the end of the nOnbu that "Lord has assured  to  give  you
mOksham, you please accept this".  It  is  also  similar   to
telling the brides  that  Lord  Sriman  nArAyaNan  alias  Sri 
Krishnan  has  accepted you and it is your turn now to accept
this marriage and conduct ourselves as a patthini.

	The word "Or" means "one". It also means "please keep
this in your mind", or "please think on this and conduct your
self  suitably"   or  "learn   this"  and   conduct  yourself 
accordingly. What is that the Aaychiars must learn, think and
keep in mind ?  The  Aaychiars  were  told  that  "nArAyaNaNE 
nammakE paRai tharuvAn" and that we are assured that Lord Sri
nArAyaNan will take care of HIS own udamai or belonging (this
soul). We needn't fear. (mA suchA). The combined  word "ElOr"
also  means "understand this" that Lord will bless us for our 
nOnbu. It  is also  seen by some as  addressing those who are 
always listening  to  the command of  their leader. ie.,  The  
Aaychiars donot seek anything  other  than  the Lord and they 
are the best dAsis as such. They donot  know  anything  other 
than Lord  SriKrishna  and  their  pathivrathayam  cannot  be 
compared  to  anyone's.  Such  prapannA's can be addressed as 
"ElOr".

Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sampath Rengarajan

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