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Teliyada marai nilangal teligindrome-3

From: sadagopan iyengar (sadagopaniyengar_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 08:38:12 PST

        Srimate SrivanSatakopa Sri Vedanta Desika
Yatindra Maha Desikaya Nama:

      TeliyAtha Marai NilangaL TeligindrOmE –3

        Going back to the Anandavalli of the
TaittiriyOpanishad, there is a short but beautiful
catalogue of Brahman’s attributes at the very
beginning- “Satyam, GnAnam, Anantam Brahma”. Here,
Satyam refers to the characteristics of
indestructibility and immutability-the Brahman is not
subject to any “vikArA”, unlike other chetana and
achetana objects.    The true purport of this kalyAna
gunA is brought out by Sri NammAzhwar as follows-
    “Ninainda ellA poruLkatkum vitthAi, mudalil
chidayAmE”
      “yEtra  kEdavai illavan” etc.
        The next, « GnAnam »,denotes the omniscience
of Brahman, knowledge which does not expand or
contract (unlike that of a jeevA).Listen then to the
Azhwar –
  “aarnda gnAna chudarAgi agalam keezh mEl aLavirandu”
  “pavarkoL gnAna veLLa chuddar murthy” etc.
      « Anantam » refers to limitlessness-Brahman is
unlimited by time,place or object. ParamAtmA is
present always ,at all places and in all
objects.(Kala, dEsa,vastu paricchEda rAhityam). Sri
Nammazhwar puts this succinctly thus-
  “karanda sil idam thorum idam tigazh porul thorum
karandu engum paranduLan ivai unda karanE”
  “aam avai aayavai aay nindra avarE”-the economy of
words is to be appreciated here, as what could fill
pages, has been explained with inimitable clarity, in
a few words.
   
            The word “Anantam” could also be taken to
mean the endlessness of His auspicious
qualities.(“Ananta kalyAna guna ganougha mahArnavam”
“BahavO nripa kalyAna gunA: putrasya santi tE”).The
countlessness of His attributes is portrayed by
Kurugur Nambi thus-
  “eN perukkannalatthu oN porul eerila”
  “ellaiil annalam pulgu pattrattrE”
   « kaNakkaru nalatthanan andamil aadi em bhagavan »
  “eppAl evarkkum nalatthAl uyarndu uyarndu”
      
              to be continued-dasan,sadagopan.
Srimate Sri Lakshminrsimha Diva Paduka Sevaka Sri
Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:            
 
    

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