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Teliyatha marai nilamgal teigindrome-8

From: sadagopan iyengar (sadagopaniyengar_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 15:47:43 PST

         Srimate SrivanSatakopa Sri Vedanta Desika
Yatindra Maha Desikaya Nama:

  TeliyAtha Marai NilamgaL TeligindrOmE-8

  The second half of the third mantra of
MahaNarayanOpanishad , »yam antassamudrE kavayO
vayanti “,describes how sages realize the Paramatma
,who resides in the primordial waters (or in their
hearts, according to another interpretation).
Tiruvaimozhi is full of references to this special
residence of the Paramapurusha . 
   “tAnOr peruneer tannuLLE tOtri adanul kaN vaLarum
vAnOr perumAn »
   “ammAn aazhippirAn”, “pArkadaluL paLLi
payindraduvum”etc.
   The concluding part of this mantra deals with how
all beings abide in the imperishable and peerless
Paramatma-“yat aksharE paramE prajA:”The relevant
pasurams from Tiruvaimozhi have already been cited in
previous postings.

 The fourth mantra reiterates the Causal attributes of
Brahman. The source of all living and non-living
beings is primordial matter or Moola Prakruthi. This
Moola Prakruthi in turn owes its origins to the
Paramatma. Emperuman, at the time of Creation, through
the Moola prakruthi , and with the aid of water (and
the other four of the five basic elements,viz.,agni,
vayu, bhoomi and akasa) , gives form and name to a
host of sentient and non-sentient beings, including
human beings, animals and all sorts of flora and
fauna.. Having created these diverse beings, He, in
his infinite mercy and soulabhya, enters them as 
their antaryAmi and inner dweller.  Here is this
beautiful mantra-
  “yeta: prasootA jagata: prasooti, tOyEna jeevan
vyasasarja bhoomyAm\\ yet oshadheebhi: purushAn
pasoomscha vivEsa bhootAni charAcharANi”
   Here again, we come across a Tiruvaimozhi pasuram.,
which is a verbatim translation-
   “Matrilam araN vAn perum pAzh tani mudalA
    Mutrum neer padaitthu adan vazhi tonmuni mudalA
    Mutrum dEvarOdu ulagu seivAn TirumOgur
    Chutri nAm valam seyya nam tuyar kedum kadithE »
Let us get the purport of this endearing tribute to
TirumOgur KALamEga PerumAl ,in the words of Sri
Nanjeer-  “paricchEdikka oNNAda padi periadAi,
oppindrikkE irukkindra prakruthiyai kAraNamAga kondu,
aavaraNa jalatthai padaitthu, avvazhiyAlE Brahma
mudalAna dEvargalOdu koodiya ella lOkatthaiyum
uNdAkkinavan”.

       The predominance of such Tiruvaimozhi 
pasurams,  which reflect the Sruthi not only in spirit
but in letter too, 
makes one marvel at Sri Nammazhwar’s all-encompassing 
knowledge. This “mathinalam” is made the more
wonderful by the fact that the Azhwar was not exposed
to even a semblance of veda adhyayanam.. “Guru mukham
anadheetya praha vedan asEshAn” would apply equally
well to Sri Nammazhwar. The real beneficiaries of
Emperuman’s act of bestowing the Azhwar with
blemishless gnAnA, are indeed ourselves ,who are able
to determine, with the aid of Azhwar’s sreesooktis,the
true purport of  the Sruti, in all its inscrutable
majesty.

          -to be continued. dasan,sadagopan.

Srimate Sri LakshmiNrsimha divya paduka sevaka
SrivanSatakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Desikaya Nama:.


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