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Srimath Azhagiya Singar's approaching 75th Birthday completion celebration (Nov 26): Vedic Reflections NavAham (Nine days of salutation based on the Seventh canto Manthrams ): First Day of salutation to the Vaibhavam of HH Sri NaarAyaNa YathIndhra MahA Desikan .... NavAham :Part II

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 20:41:00 PST

Dear Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will focus on the first Rk of 
the First Sooktham of the Seventh MaNdalam of
Rg Vedam: 

" Agnim narO didhitibhir araNyOr 
  hastacyuthi janayantha prasastham I
  dhurEdhrusam gruhapathim aTaryum II "

(meaning ): " As the fire priests with (their)
fingers produce fire from two sticks by the (deft)
motion of their hands , in the same way with 
the coordinated efforts of their deep thinking 
and noble actions , WISE MEN  manifest and extend 
the glory of the effulgent Lord , who is excellent ,
and to be realized at depth with subtle eyes, 
ever vigilant and soverign Lord of Creation ". 

An AchAryan and his unique help to His sishyan 
is outlined here brilliantly . Before the start 
of a Yagn~am , the Vedic priest churns the araNi
Kattai with another stick to generate fire for 
the Yagn~am . The fire is latent in the stick. 
By the deft movement of his fingers , the priest 
brings out the fire . Similarly a SadhAchAryan 
through manthrOpadesam generates the fire of
Jn~Ana Sampath in his sishyan and grows it further 
through visEsha UpadEsams on :

(A) Tatthva Thrayam : chEthanam , achEthanam 
and Isavaran and their lakshaNams 

(B)artha panchakam /Five meanings:

B.1: **Svaroopam of the Lord as Sarva Seshi 
 and Praapyan (One to be attained )by the jeevAthmA .
 
 That Praapya svaroopam of the Lord is taught as :

 (1) One who is never ever separated from MahA Lakshmi
 (2) Having the form of limitless Jn~Anam and Aanandham 
 (3) As Sakala KalyANa GuNa PoorNan 
 (4) free of   any hEyam/DhOsham (hEya Prathyaneekam )
 (4) with dhivya managaLa Vigraham 
 (5) Having the two Isvaryams of LeelA & Nithya VibhUthi
 (6) performing the leelais of creating, sustaining 
     and destroying the Universes.     

B.2: **Svaroopam of the JeevAthma as a Seshan/Servant 
     of the Lord and PraapthA seeking to attain the Lord ;
     the three kinds of Jeevans: Bhaddhan (bonded) ,
     Mukthan ( liberated thru the anushtAnam of Bhakthi
     or Prapatthi) and Nithyan ( eternally liberated ).

B.3: **The Means/UpAyam to attain the Lord 

B.4: ** The Svaroopam of the fruit to be attained;
        Phala Svaroopam.

B.5: ** The obstacles to attain the Phalan : VirOdhi
        svaroopam .

Asmath AchAryan teaches us about the importance of 
performing SaraNAgathi at the feet of MalOla Narasimhan 
and makes us see the world as Nrusimha Garbham. 
He teaches us:

MaathA Nrusimhasccha PithA Nrusimha:
BhrAthA Nrusimha: SakhA Nrusimha:
VidhyA Nrusimha: DhraviNam Nrusimha:
SwAmi Nrusimha: SAKALAM Nrusimha:

ItthO Nrusimha: ParathO Nrusimha:
YathO YathO yaathi Tatho Nrusimha:

Nrusimha DevAth adhikam na kinchith
Tasmath Nrusimham SARANAM PRAPADHYE 

Asmath AchAryan teaches us about the importance 
of recognizing Nrusimhan's sacred pair of 
Feet as the One and only recourse for
protection during the times of danger .
His hands are the Only ones that provide
KarAvalampam. Regarding the importance of
Nrusimhan's Thiruvadi, asmath AchAryan teaches:

aapadhi kim smaraNeeyam ?
SmaraNeeyam Sri Nrusimha Padha YugaLam
SamsAra SaagarAth yath taraNa suyOgyam 
bhavEth sadhaa nruNAm 

(meaning): During times of danger and distress ,
the sacred pair of feet of Nrusimhan has to be
reflected upon. They provide the power to
cross the ocean of SamsAram by men. 

The word "aTaryum " found in the Rg Veda Manthram 
selected here is very important .It means One , who is
always active and continously accessible. These are
two distinguishing traits of asmathAchAryan. Even as
He enters His 76th year, His sanchArams from Sethu to
HimAchalam and from DwarakA to AyOdhyA and NaimisAraNyam 
will be the envy of a much younger person . His
sanchArams (travels) are ordained by Sri Lakshmi
Nrusimhan .He has to travel with MalOlan from
Village to village and perform SamAsraYaNam , 
BharanyAsam and redeem the Bhaddha Jeevans .
This is the command of the Lord to the Founder of 
the Ahobila Matam , Sri Adhi VaNN SatakOpa Jeeyar .
That command is observed by all of the successors of
the Founding Jeeyar , who was initiated into SanyAsa
Aasramam by BhagavAn Nrusimhan Himself at AhObilam
some 600 plus years ago. 

The Vedic word "aTaryum" also means continously 
accessible.Inspite of the demands of the NithyAradhanam
of MalOlan , rigorous anushtAnam and the incessant
administrative pressures of a MatAdhipathi , HH 
Sri NaarAyana YathIndhra MahA Desikan inquires 
about the Yoga KshEmam of His disciples 
with Sumukham and blesses us all from considerable
distance as well via Telebridge. 

The other word housed in this sapthama MaNdala
Veda Manthram is "Prasastham ". This is a powerful 
word that fits the noble attributes of asmath
AchAryan . Prasasthi means excellence , eminence,
praiseworthy. HH Sri NaarAyana YathIndhra MahA Desikan's
excellence in Ubhaya VedAntha Scholarship, eminence
in KaalakshEpam on Grantha ChAthushtyam , His 
extraordinary writing skills , His AchAram and
anushtAnam are truly legendary . 

This Veda Manthram salutes " the coordinated 
efforts of their (wise men's) deep (Scholastic)
thinking and noble actions ". many are the instances
that come to mind about asamth AchAryan's far sighted
thinking and noble actions taken for Loka KshEmam.

There are many more references in this Veda manthram 
that can be elaborated. Inview of space restraints,
adiyEn will leave it to you for reflection .

AdiyEn concludes this day's posting (Prasasthi)
on my revered AchAryan with another Veda Manthram 
from the Sapthama mandaLam , which is aiyen's 
AchAryA's upadEsam :

upasadhyAya mILhusha aasyE juhuthA havi:
yO nO nedhishtham aapyam 
--Rg.7.15.1

(meaning ) " Offer homage to the ever present
adorable Lord (Nrusimhan ) , the showerer of
blessings . Offer it to Him directly (thru 
nithyArAdhanam and dhyAnam ) , as He is
available (accessible ) in our close proximity
(HrudhyAkAsam and Archai ).

Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
DaasOham , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 
 
  


 

  



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