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Sri GuNa Rathna Kosam : Part XXIX: SlOkam 20

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 19:35:55 PST

Dear BhakthAs : AdiyEn will cover the 20th SlOkam of
Sri GuNa Rathna kOsam in this posting :

SaBdhAdheen VishayAn pradarsaya vibhavam vismArya dAsyAthmakam
vaishnavyA guNamaayAthma nivahAn viplAvya poorva: pumAn
pumsA paNyavadhU viDambhi vapushA dhUrthAnivAyamAsayan
SrirangEswari! kalpathE tava parihAsAthmanE kElayE 

(Meaning by Dr.V.N.VedAntha Desikan): Oh Goddess RanganAyaki!
The Lord, Your consort plays a mischievous deception on 
the world beings. He does it for your pleasure ! He projects
the sense-objects (like color, sound etc) before the beings ,
which are carried away by the MaayA of the Lord.The so-duped 
beings are caught in the illusion-net. They fail to see 
the Lord's existence  and the individual's subservience 
to the Lord. All including Brahma are subject to this MaayA
-effect.The deception played thereby would recall to one's  
mind what forms part of certain social dramas: a male-being
would put up a feigned woman-like appearance , which would 
successfully seduce adulterers , who would madly pounce upon
the woman-character.The sentient ones chasing sense-elements 
are only like this. And the Lord does it for Your delectation.

Addiitonal Observations by adiyEn
Here what the Lord does to entertain His divine
consort in the temporal world is alluded to.
Oh RanganAyaki! The Adhi Purushan Sri RanganAthan 
has the power to perform some deeds for Your pleasure.
He shows the chEthanams Sabdha-sparsa roopa-rasa-gandhA
vishayams and thus casts His MaayA over them , which makes 
them forget that He is the Sarva Seshi and they are His 
DaasAs/Seshaas.This MaayA of Your Lord is not easily 
overcome and this He Himself points out in His 
Bhagavath Geethai slOkam :" dhaivI heyEsha guNamayI 
Mama MaayA durathyayA ". The deluded chEthanams
forget their Seshathvam /Daasyathvam.Even Chathur-mukha 
BrahmA is not above such delusions .Your Lord does all
these leelAs for Your pleasure. He is head over heels in
love with You and performs His leelAs to amuse You.

AchArya RaamAnujA in His GeethA BhAshyam explains 
that The MayA of the Lord consisting of the three
GuNAs (Satthva-RajO-Tamas) is created by Him as 
the Supreme Lord for purposes of sport ( KreeDA
pravrutthEna) .This MaayA is divine in power (Dhiavi)
and threfore is difficult to overcome ( dhurathyayA).
This MaayA of the Lord is "absolutely real" and it
obscures the essential nature of the Lord for 
the ChEthanams (Bhagavath Svaroopa TirOdhanam).

The chEthanam gets enchanted by the MaayA of their Lord 
and forget their svaroopam as Dasans for the Lord 
and fail to enjoy His Swamithvam and His anavadhikAdhisaya
aanandha Svaroopam ( His nature of boundless Beatitude).
Sri RanganAyaki is intrigued and amused by the power of
Her Lord's MaayA . She is relieved , hpwever, when 
Her Lord teaches the chEthanms as how to free themselves 
from His powerful MaayA. He points out :" MayyEva
yE prapadhyanthE MaayAmEthAm taranthi tE" ( Those
who take refuge in Me alone shall pass beyond 
this MaayA of Mine consisting of the three guNAs.  

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




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