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Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 08:25:36 PST

     Srimate SrivanSatakopa Sri Vedanta Desika
Yatindra Mahadesikaya nama:

Teliyatha Marai Nilangal Teligindrome-6


 The second mantra of the Narayanopanishad runs as
follows-
“Yesmin itham sanchavichaiti sarvam yesmin dEvA adhi
visvE nishEdu:\\ tadEva bhootam tadu bhavyamA idam tat
aksharE paramE vyOman\”
The first part of this mantra reaffirms the role of
Brahman as the Supreme Creator and Destroyer, which we
saw earlier in the Bhriguvalli (YatO vA imAni bhootAni
jAyantE-Yena jAtAni jeevanti- Yet prayantyabhi
samvisanti).
 At the time of PralayA,all sentient and non-sentient
beings enter the Brahman as their final resting place.
There, stripped of their individually distinguishing
characteristics, they assume the form of
undifferentiated matter.  At the time of creation,
Paramatma,out of  His infinite mercy, bestows them
with individual names and forms, commensurate with
their Karma, to enable them to  try to redeem
themselves from the unending cycle of births and
deaths.(Achit avisishtAn pralaYe jantoon avalOkya jAta
nirvEda-karana kalEbara yOgam vitarasi
vrishasailanAtha karuNE tvam ).
The aforesaid processes of creation and destruction
find frequent mention in Tiruvaimozhi, thus-
 “aaviyum aakkaiyum tAnE, azhippOdu aLippavan tAnE”
“Yemmaiyum Ezhulagum ninnuLLE tOtriya iraivA »
« Ezhulagum koLLum vaLLal val vayitru peruman »
« ulagugaL okkavE vizhungi pugundAn »
« yevayum yevarum tannuLLE aagiyum aakkiyum kAkkum »
« murayAl ivvulagam padaitthu idanthu undu umizhndu
aLandAi »
« poruLendru ivvulagam padaitthavan »
« pozhilEzhum unda endAi »
« yevarum yAvaiyum ellA poruLum kavarvindri tannuL
odunga nindra pavarkoL gnAna veLLa chudar moorti »
etc.,etc.
   The next quarter of the mantra, »YesmindEvA adhi
visvE nishEdu:”, indicates that all devAs, however
high their position, have Paramatma as their refuge
(aashraya),and all of them derive their powers and
aishwarya from Him.Chaturmukha BrahmA, Shiva, Indra
and everyone of the 33 crore devAs owe their fiefdom
to Him.
Azhwar, who never misses the opportunity to proclaim
Emperuman’s paratvam, translates this mantra variously
as follows-
“pEsa nindra sivanukkum piraman tanakkum pirarkkum
nAyakan avanE »
« nirutthinAn deivangaLAga at deivanAyakan tAnE »
« pirayEru sadayAnum nAnmukanum indiranum irayAdal
arindEttha veetriritthal idu viyappE »
« vAnavar aadi engo,vAnavar deivam engo »
“terivariya sivan piraman amararkOn panindu Etthum
viri pugazhAn”
« uruvadAvadu etthEvum avai aagia matrum tanpAl
maruvil moortiyOdu otthu nindra vaNNam nirkavE » etc.
     to be continued-dasan, sadagopan.

Srimate Sri LakshmiNrsimha diva paduka sevaka
SrivanSatakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya
nama:


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