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Re: Selected excerpts from MahA VidvAn Sri U.Ve. PerukkAraNai Swamy's ThiruppAvai Monograph: Part XXIV-Seventeenth day : AmparamE TaNNIrE Dinam
Date: Fri Jan 05 2001 - 11:40:03 PST

My apologies if this pAsuram ("amparamE thaNNIrE sORE") has 
been discussed in detail in the past; also for the delay in 
talking about this pAsuram till today, but adiyEn is catching 
up to the bhakti posts.

One of the interesting things to note in this pAsuram is
the fact that Sri Nandagopar is awakened as "ezhunthirAy",
Sri Krishna is awakened as "ezhunthirAy" and Sri Baladeva 
is awakened as "uRangEl", but Yasoda pirAtti is awakened
as "aRivuRAy".

As Sri SatakOpan Swami has mentioned "NandagOpan and 
YasOdhA are extrapolated to the ranks of the Lord and His 
PirAtti here". Our Acharyas have interpreted this aRivuRAy 
as, if our pirAtti understands us (our plight) then there 
is nothing further for us to be worried about. Also, if 
She were to only think of us then our path to reach Him 
would become very easy.

adiyEn also thinks that this can be thought of as perhaps
He might go to sleep and forget about us and therefore 
needs to be awakened, but She is always awake to us and 
all we need to request to Her is that she think of us and 
lead us to Him. Here we see the role of pirAtti as our 
Acharyan who shows us the path. And this is also a 
description of all our Acharyans as ones who are always 
awake and ready to lead us to Him. All we need to do is 
to approach them.

adiyEn madhurakavi dAsan
TCA Venkatesan

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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