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Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 00:37:32 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: Sri Venkata Gurave Nama: Respected members of Bakthi list, We emphasised till the last post that Atma is subservient to the Lord and it is wholly owned by the Lord. we continue to from the above: Significance of MAkAram 66.MAkARAM signifies the Atma. Here Vyakartha and Swami Pillai Lokachar gives details from Grammar to explain it. 67-68 The Atma which is signified here is for all kinds of people Bakthas, Nityas and Mukthas. 69-70 Atma is different from Prakruti (nature) and it is different from the body which is a achetana vastu. (lifeless object) The author has explained this in a detailed manner in his other work called" Tattavasekaram" 71. A flower has fragrance, a Gem light. We infer flower from its fragrance and gem from its glow. Similarly atma can be inferred only from its servitude (seshatvam) nature to Lord. 72-73 Here Swami gives references from Azhwar pasurams 1.Thirumangai- "If iam a servant to the lord of Ganapuram, how can be a servant to others?" _ in Vidaiez pathigam. 2.Nammalwar- "Thamariyal Kelvan oruvaniYE" I am servant ONLY to the Husband of Sri" 74.To sum up, The meaning of Pranavam AUM Akaram(A) and Makaram(M) signifies the Protector ( Lord) and Protected ( Atma) respectively. UkarAM(U) and the chaturthi word"aya" in "narayan'Aya'" signifies servitude( Seshatvam)to Lord is the basic nature of Atma and such servitude is only towards the Husband of Padmanabha Priya , ie Sri.Lakshmi and our favourite Periya Piratti. With this the meaning of Pranavam is concluded. >From next post We will discuss the extended meaning of "Nama" patham in Thirumantram. Sri Pillai Lokachar Thiruvadigale Saranam Dasan K.M.Narayanan. Calcutta ---------------------------------------------------------------- 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.