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Sri GuNa Rathna Kosam : Part XXVIII: SlOkam 19

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 04:18:16 PST

Dear Devotees of Sri RanganAyaki ThAyAr,

adiyEn will cover slOkam 19 in this posting :

kaalE samsathi yOgyathAm chithachithOr-anyOnyamAlingathO
BhUthaahmkruthi buddhi panchakaraNI svAntha pravrutthIndhriyai:
aNDaan-aavaranai: sahasramakarOth thaann bhUrbhuva: svarvatha:
Srirangeswara dEvi tE vihrudhayE sankalpamAna: Priya:

(Meaning : Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan): That day, the sentient
and the insentient ones were closely intertwined;it is just 
then the Lord, Your consort ,decided to create.He created
the five elements , the ahankArA, the Mahath , the five 
organs of perception , the mind , the motor organs, 
the universe full of such things, the seven boundaries 
around the world , the three worlds, BhU: Bhuva: and 
Suva: ; the many universes containing all these --
pleasure. The Lord's creative action is only to subserve
Your pleasure.

AdiyEn's additional observations
Five verses ( SlOkams 19-23)extoll Sri MahA Lakshmi's 
glories as "the Commander of this temporal world and
the other one beyond space and time and how these are 
Her grounds of Divine Sport". 

Our Lord creates everything with His sankalpam at
the time after PraLayam.During PraLayam , the sentient
and insentient are attached to the Lord in an avyakthA
form in tight embrace .Upanishad describes this act of 
creation as:" sOakAmayatha bahUsyAm prajAyEyEthi" . 
All of this creative initiative He undertakes just for 
MahA Lakshmi's pleasure and enjoyment.

The chEthanam and achEthanam are in a shrunken state 
embracing each other as part of the Lord's body during 
the time of Pralayam. The Lord has them all in His 
stomach as a small child floating in the waters of 
primordial deluge. He decides to create to amuse 
and entertain MahA Lakshmi.Naama Roopa prapancham 
comes in to being with His sankalpam. Out of Moola 
Prakruthi arises MahAn and from MahAn ,ahankAram
comes into being.AhankAram is of three kinds: 
Saathvika, Raajasa and Taamasa AhankArams. 
The Pancha bhUthams ( AakAsam ,Vaayu, Agni, Water 
and Earth ) arise .SaathvikAhankAram assisted by
raajasAhankAram lead to the creation of Manas ,
five karmEndhriyams and five Jn~AnEndriyams .

Swamy NammAzhwAr summarizes this creation through
PanchIkaranam in one of his ThiruvAimozhi Paasurams 
and makes a special appeal to Sriman NaarAyanan :

pongaimpulanum poRi-aiynthum karumEndhriyam aimbhUtham
ingi-ivvyuirEy pirakruthi maanankAra manangaLE
--ThiruvAimozhi X.7.10

This is a ThirumAlirumchOlai Paasuram . Swamy NammAzhwAr
requests the Lord of ThirumAlirumchOlai (Lord SundararAjan)
to do him a favor(Dr.V.N.V"s Translation): " Your sportful 
action has spread a veil of MahA MaayA. What havoc it causes , 
I have known.The five senses like sound , which thrive from 
their site and confuse the mind; the five sense organs 
that are dragged by the former(manas) ; the five action-oriented 
limbs ; the five elements like earth ; The prakrithi that unites
with Jivan and spoils its functions.The Mahath , that evoves 
from Prakrithi , that makes the soul go after senses;
the ahamkArA , the next state of evolution , which will
make for a confusion between the physical body (as soul) 
and the soul; The Manas , that then follows.Now , the play of 
all these on me is to be arrested .Please therefore ,
efface them out of me now". (The Lord acceded to 
Swamy NammAzhwAr's request in a moment).

All these Our Lord Created for the pleasure of 
NahA Lakshmi and removed them from Swamy NammAzhwAr
at his request . Such is His Maayai !

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE saraNam,
Daasan ,Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan         

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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