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thirup pAvai - Vol.02.002 - "kiriyai"

From: Sampath Rengarajan (
Date: Fri Jan 14 2000 - 08:39:00 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam

vaiyatthu vAzhveergAL !

thirup pAvai - Vol.02.002 - "kiriyai"

Dear bAgawathAs,

In the previous pAsuram, Sri ANDAL showed us the  saranAgathi
mArgam and the goal ie, perumAL's paRai or aruL. This is also
known as prabAgam.  When  Sri  ANDAL  had  told about all the
thatthuvam in the first pAsuram, it is believed that  she  is
going to deliver further about who are these "nEr  izhaiyeer"
who will do  this pAvai nOnbu of saranAgathi and what are the
aspects of this "nOnbu" in detail ? "SaranAgathi  nOnbu"  has
these five major angams.

Of  which  some   of  them are discussed here in this pAsuram
as a "kiriyai". It is strongly believed that only in Sri sana
dhAna dharma that the  "Sariyai, kiriyai,  nyAnam  and  yOgam
are all explained. No other religion have even conceptualised
these. "Sariyai"  can  be  said  as  one who does "thoNdu" or
service  to  Sriman  nArAyaNA in as casual way or an ordinary
way. Kiriyai can be said as anukka thOndu or a  service  that
is done to Sriman nArAyaNA as a part of a yAgam or nOnbu that
is ordained in shAstrAs. The word "kiriyai" is  also  told in
colloquial term as "kirisai". "Kiriyai" means  a  deed  or  a
"seyal" or an act in general. "Kiriyai" generally is referred
to the special leelai of Lord Sri Krishna directed at getting
a good ending or result desired by HIM.

     "nyAnam" can be addressed in simple terms as  attempting
to see Lord Sriman nArAyaNA or SriKrishnA through agam & seek
to understand Lord Sri Krishna through the "nyAnam" that Lord
Sriman nArAyaNA  alone can give us. This nyAnam itself is HIM
or HE is in this form  of  "nyAnam".  In  thiru vAy mozhi Sri
nammAzwAr describes perumAL Sri Oppiliappan as  "nyAnamAy ..".
When this  "nyAnam"  is wholly adopted to serve and propagate
the thiru  uLLam of Lord Sri Krishna this same nyAnam becomes
"para nyAnam".  Sri nammAzwAr  describes  the same in Sri ArA
amuthan's pAsruam that Sri Ara amuthan or Sri Krishna is  the
total  use  of  all  this   "nyAnam"  or knowledge or "aRivu"
in thiru vAy mozhi as "aRivin payanE!". Since these Aaycchiar
are "aRivu onRum illAthavar" ie., they are not  intellecually
suprior or individually a sophisticated person.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri ANDAL thiruvadikaLE saraNam
thiruk kudanthai Rengarajan

note: AdiyEn had to wait  for  this   day even though adiyEn
returned from newyork 12  days  ago.  Tomorrow  adiyEn  will
complete the summary of thiru adhyayana  sevai  in  newyork.
This pasuram will be dealt in detail and  along with that  a
few posts will appear for the Srivilliputthur divya dEsam as
requested by Sri Venkat iyengar.  The  main  thiru adhyayana
sEvai series will  be   continued later  after the series on
Srivilli putthur.

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