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From: sadagopan iyengar (sadagopaniyengar_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 08:39:46 PST

            Srimate SrivanSatakopa Sri Vedanta Desika
Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

            TeliyAtha Marai NilangaL TeligindrOmE-4

           The second prasna of the TaittiriyOpanishad
(popularly called the MahA NarAyanOpanishad) is an
elaboration of the ananta kalyAna gunas of the
ParamAtmA, earlier defined in the Bhriguvalli and
Anandavalli.It is indeed majestic in style and
content, and its swaras are set by the veda purusha in
a lilting mode, making  it a pleasure to recite and
hear this beautiful upanishad.
         Defining the abodes of  Sriman Narayana, the
Upanishad , in a grand beginning, says
  “ambhasyapArE bhuvanasya madhyE nAkasya prishtte
mahatO maheeyAn”
      Ambhasi apArE- The endless waters of the ocean
are the favourite haunt of the Paramapurusha.The first
and foremost of the avatArAs, the MatsyAvatAra, was
enacted in  the ocean.At the time of PralayA, Sri
Narayana reclines as an infant on a small banyan leaf
in the swirling waters.   Sri VarAhAvatArA saw the
Lord diving to the bottom of the ocean  to reclaim
BhoomipirAtti. And for good measure, in  the
KoormAvatArA too Emperuman stood steady as a rock, in
the form of a giant turtle ,with his feet firmly
planted in the ocean bed,bearing the Mantara parvatam
on his broad back, to enable 
 DevAs to obtain nectar. It would thus appear that the
ocean is indeed the home of the para vastu.
Tiruvaimozhi has innumerable references to Emperuman’s
residence in the ocean-    
        “kadal aazhi neer thotri adanuLLE kaN vaLarum 
adalAzhi ammAn”
         “tAnOr peru neer tannuLLE tOtri adanuL kaN
vaLarum vAnor perumAn”
        “aazha nedum kadal sErndAn”
       “nimir tirai neeL kadalAnE”
      “neer torum paranduLan”  etc,etc. 
« Bhuvanasya MadhyE »-The Antariksham or the great
Universe (or ,according to some, the Soorya Mandalam)
is also the abode of SrimanNarayana. Azhwar describes
this thus-    “vAnatthum vAnatthuL umbarum maNNuLLum
maNNin keezh tAnatthum endisaiyum tavirAthu nindrAn “
“paranda andam idena nila visumbu ozhivara , karanda
sil idamtorum idam tigazh porul torum karandu engum
parandulan”
“nilanidai visumbidai uruvinan aruvinan”
« Nakasya prishttE » «  Nakam » here denotes the
suddha satva maya nitya vibhooti,viz, Sri
Vaikuntam.This is ParamAtmA’s permanent address, so to
say,and is ununtouched by  rajas and tamas. It is this
wonderful world that every mumukshu aspires for, where
there is only  unalloyed bliss of eternal service to
the Lord and His consort. Many are the references in
Tiruvaimozhi to Emperuman’s vaikunta vAsitvam-
    “VaikunthA ManivannanE” “vaikuntha nAthan en
valvinai mAiyndara sei kundan” “vaikuntan tamar emar”
    “viNNai thozhuthu avan mEvu vaikuntham ennu kai
kAttum” etc.
    “viN meedu iruppAi malaimEl nirpAi kadal sErppAi
      maN meedu uzhalvAi ivatruL engum maraindu
uraivAi
      en meedu iyandra pura andatthAi « - is this not
a verbatim reproduction, in clear Tamil,of « ambhasya
pare ,bhuvanasya madhye, nakasya prishtte » ?  The
more we delve into the Dravida veda sagaram, the more
we find such veda ratnAs. 
       To be continued-dasan,sadagopan.
Srimate Sri Lakshminrsimha diva paduka sevaka
SrivanSatakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya
Nama:

       


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