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Teliyatha marai nilangal teligindrome-9

From: sadagopan iyengar (sadagopaniyengar_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 18:37:54 PST

       Srimate Sri Vedanta Desika Yatindra Maha
Desikaya Nama:

Teliyatha Marai Nilangal Teligindrome-9

The concluding pAdA of the mantra describes Emperuman
entering all created beings/ objects as their
antaryAmi.(“vivEsa bhootAni charAcharANi”).Elsewhere
,in the AraNyakA too, this is reiterated thus-“anta:
pravishta:shAstA janAnAm sarvAtmA”, “anta: pravishtam
kartAram Etam” etc.
        Azhwar’s comments are as follows-
“chikkena siridOr idamum purappaA tannuLLE ulagugaL
okkavE vizhungi pugundAn”
“ennudaya aakkai uLLum aavi uLLum alla purattinuLLum
neekam indri engum niraindAi”
 “padar poruL muzhuvadumAi avai avai tOrum udal misai
uyirena karandengum paranduLan” etc.


Having conclusively established Paramatma as the cause
of the universe,( jagat kAraNa vastu) the Upanishad
moves on to revel in His auspicious attributes. After
all, the purpose of any shAstrA, be it the Sruti or
its upabrahmaNAs, is to capture, to the extent
possible, the kalyAna gunAs and swaroopam of the
Ultimate. Thus in the next mantra, some of the most
descriptive and beautiful words are employed by the
veda purusha to describe Emperuman’s Paratvam. The
Sruti is so taken up with this particular attribute,
that it never misses an occasion  to reiterate it
(paratvam) at every available opportunity.
  “ata:param nAnyat aNeeyasam hi parAt param yet
mahatO mahAntam”
    The Lord is shown here to be greater than the
greatest,(parAt param) bigger than the biggest (mahatO
mahAntam), subtler than the subtlest (ata: param
nAnyat aNeeyasam). 
  Ever faithful to the Sruti, Kurugur Nambi too sings
paeons to Emperuman’s paratvam, and according to
poorvAchAryAs, the first decad of the Tiruvaimozhi
(mudal patthu) is supposed to be all about His
paratvam (this is not to say that this gunA does not
figure in the other decads )- a few verses follow for
a sample-
  “uyarvara uyar nalam udayavan”
 “ottAr mikkAr ilayAya mAmAyA”
 “eppAl evarkkum nalatthAl uyarndu uyarndu”
 “seelam ellaiyilAn”
 “parama paramparan”
 « paranjOthi nee paramAi nindru igazhndu pin matrOr
paranjOthi inmaiin padiyOvi nigazhgindra paranjOti
GovindA »
 « ellayil seer en karu mANikka chudarai »
 « tannoppAr illappan » etc.,etc.
    The biggest known entity in this universe is the
Moola Prakruti, comprising of all matter and from
which this world is created. That Emperuman is bigger
than this Prakruti, is brought out by the sreesooktis
at the fag end of Tiruvaimozhi-“soozhndu adanil periya
en para nanamalar sOdeeyO”.
         -to be continued.dasan,sadagopan.
Srimate SriLakshiNrssimha divya padukasevaka
SrivanSatakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya
Nama:


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