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Thiruvaaimozhi 2.3 - Exqusite Bhagavathaubhavam of AzhwAr

From: V.MADHAKKANNAN (madhavan_at_cyberway.com.sg)
Date: Sat Jan 24 1998 - 19:40:50 PST

					SRI:
Dearest Sisters and Brothers,
In this decad 2.3, NammAzhwAr narrates the wonderful Bhagavadhanubhavam of
his after getting bonded and united totally with the Emperumaan (in his
thoughts) and he wishes to join the BhAgavathAs.
PLEASE GO THROUGH THE MARVELLOUS NARRATION AND ANUBHAVAM OF OUR GREAT
AZHWAR. 

1.Oh mind, the one which lives in this physical body!, Due to my being
blessed with such a good companion like you, I have got the parama bhAgyam
of entagling and entwining myself with the Lord of dEvAs, Madhusoodhanan. 
With our mixing with each other, all sorts of tastes have appeared. The
taste is as if Honey, Milk, Ghee, Sugarcane juice, Nectar are all mixed
within that. (Implies the joining of JeevAthmA and ParamAthmA is much much
tastier than any thing else and is the most superior tast of all.

2.There are none EQUAL to you; Oh Lord! There are none superior to you;
Like that You have MOST WONDERFUL kalyANa guNAs; You have taken avathaarams
as a parama solwlabhyan (inspite of Your Grand Great kalyANa guNAs); You
have helped me by being my Master, My Life, my Mother and my Father- by
teaching me all that I did NOT know (about You); I still DO NOT know what
You are upto.

3.Oh EmperumaanE! Even without the knowledge of Periya Piraatti, You took
the Short VaamanAvathaaram and begged mahAbhali for the Three measurements
of earth. As You cheated him, You have cheated me and entered into my
heart. I was caught in complete ignorance and wrong knowledge and You have
enabled me to know the truth (at such a young age for me) and You have
instilled a desire in me to get enslaved by You and to perform the
kainkaryam to You. What a MERCY YOU POSSESS!

4.My Dear Father, the One who kept all sven lOkAs in Your stomach and
protected during the Cosmic Cycle end(PraLayam)! The Lowly slef, I am- and
Such A Great You, My Emeprumaan- You have  entered into my Jeevan and
joined me - What can I give you back for that? I can give You back my Life
and AthmA for that. After geiving the AthmA to You, How can I get out
alone? Are You not the One who is living in me as my Jeevan? It is even
POINTLESS to SAY THAT I AM GIVING MY ATHMAA TO YOU. It is ridiculous. (
THIS IS  THE ESSENCE OF SRI VAISHNAVA PHILOSOPHY, SISTERS AND BROTHERS!). 
Who am I? Who is my Jeevan? When both of us are Your properties, You are
only taking back what belongs to You.

5.Unless You shower mercy, it is just NOT possible for even GREAT scholars
to know You. Such EmperumaanE!, my Lord! The One who grants mOksham to
bhakthAs! the One who is like a Nectar which is not form the Milky Ocean! 
(means, with no efforts, I got You as the amirtham). Are You NOT the One
who is the Primary cause behind all these anubhavams and nectar that I
have? You prtected the seven lOkAs by taking the Varaaha avathaaram. Such a
GREAT Emperumaan You are and I have reached Your Lotus Feet. Haven't I? 

6.The BhakthAs and BhagavathALs who have surrendered to You as the Only
redemption- You have become the Poison for all their sins and killed their
sins. Your are the One who grants them the Knowledge about You and makes
them think about You at all times in their minds and not lament with
separation form You- You are the Lustrous Light who does all these. Oh
Valourous One who cut the nose of soorpaNakA! I, Your servant- Have I
reached You today ONLY? (NO!) Have I not got You the day my AthmA was
created? (What a simple narration of AzhwAr of our Rich Philosophy!)

7.You are like the Music that is played in the VeeNA. You are the Supreme
pleasure that can NOT be even enjoyed by Nitya sUris (even if they wished
to). You are the Purest One. You are the Sugarcane Juice and the Nectar and
so sweet and You are the Blue hued Cloud coloured Lord. KaNNA! there is NO
ONE to prtect me eecept You. Hence, Please do not forget me and You should
aim to take care of me.

8.Since I have retained and sent my mind in the lines of KaNNan (His
upadEsams- GitA) , the One who stole the Butter and Milk, I am able to get
rid of birth cycle. Thus, the one that can only be attained by Great yOgAs,
I could get parabhakthi by Emperumaan's grace in this birth itself (with no
effort of mine!) within few days only.

9.Emeprumaan, Kannan wears the Thirutthuzhaay garland. He is the Chief of
Nitya sUris. He has the ThirumEni (the Divine Body) which has nothing equal
to any thing even at Parama padham (Sri Vaikuntam). He is the Purest of
all. By involving myself and singing and dancing His glories and kalyANa
guNAs and getting excited, the dirt and diseases at the bottom of mu mind
are all completely removed. I have been saved!

10.The Sexual pleasure, the sadness when I do not get that-  the Birth, the
diseases that come in these births, old age, death- Removing all these
(from this body) When will I join the BhagavathALs with the lustrous
shining body of mine ?When will I reach the BhagavathALs of the
Maayappiraan, the One who has the Divine Conch (sanghu) and the Divine
ChakrA?

11. Emperumaan destroyed the entire kulam of ravaNan and the army of
rAkshasaas. About such a Lord, NammAzhwAr has sung thousand pAsurams.Oh
BhagavathAs! the readers of these ten pAsurams out of those thousand! You
all should SING AND DANCE IN GROUPS THESE TEN PASURAMS AND ENJOY THE LORD
AND ATTAIN MOKSHAM.

SIMPLY A SUPERB COMPOSITION BY AZHWAR and IT APPEARS THE LORD HAS BLESSED
thge AZHWAR with His darshan. We can see the change in his narration. But
again, he will lament with separation and longing. (may be when the Lord
disappears)- IT IS OUR FORTUNE TO BE A SRI VAISHNAVA  with SUCH A
PHILOSOPHY AND SUCH A SIMPLE COMPOSITION TO ENABLE US UNDERSTAND THAT. 

Azhwar thiruvadigaLE saraNam

Narayana dAsan madhavakkannan