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Re: saranAgati

madhav.vasudevan_at_sg.abb.com
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 00:03:16 PDT

Sri:

Dear Sri Mohan,
Simply excellent is your lucid explanation on saraNAgati. Thanks for such a
sweet post.
That reminded me of the last 11th verse of Swamy Desikan's "adaikkalappatthu"-
(Tamil equivalent of nyAsa dasakam) on SaraNAgathy

Swamy Desikan explains this WAY (saraNAgathy) AND THE GOAL (mokshAnubhavam-
eternal kaimkaryam -at Sriya: Pathi's Lotus Feet)- in adaikkalappatthu phala
sruthi verse very beautifully. ..

aaRu, payan vERu illaa adiyavargaL anaivarkkum/
aaRum adhan payanum oru kaalam pala kaalam/
aaRu payan enavE kaNdu aruLALar adi iNai mEl/
kooRiya naRguNa vuRaigaL ivai patthum kOthilavE..

Please read the above lines..

aaRu- meaning Way- route..or means ( upAyam)
payan- fruits or Goal (upEyam)

1st line- For all adiyavars (devotees, who have no other way or the goal (other
than His Feet as the way and the Goal);
2nd line: Way- oru kaalam- once performed; Fruits - pala kaalam- always forever-
one can enjoy- (implying- they surrender to His Feet once; enjoy His Feet  for
ever and ever)
3rd line: the way- Having realised that the way and the Goal are the Feet of
Most Merciful- PeraruLALan -Sri Varadarajan,
4th line: These ten prabhandhams that have been uttered (on that way and the
Goal- the Lotus Feet), thus are faultless.

Same saraNagathi is echoed by Sri (Thiru) VaLLuvar:
piRavip perum kadal neendhuvar; neendhaar/
iRaivan adi sErAdhaar/

 if people do not surrender to the Feet of the Lord, they will not cross the
vast, ocean of this birth (cycles); (Else, if they surrender) They will cross..

AchAryan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam
Regards
Narayana Narayana
adiyEn Narayana dAsan Madhavakkannan



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