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Upadesa Rathna Maalai: Part 11 ( Paasurams 34-36)

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Nov 06 1999 - 13:14:37 PST

Dear BhakthAs:

In these three paasurams , Sri MM the commentaries
of PoorvAchAryALs for the dhivya prabhandhams and 
the greatness of AchArya paramparai .

Paasuram 34: Pledge to perform UpadEsam on VyAkhyAnams

AzhwArkaL yERRam aruLiccheyal yERRam 
   thAzhvu aathum inRi avai thaamm vaLartthOr 
yEzh paarum uyya avar seytha VyAkkiyaikaL uLLathu yellAm
   Vaiyyam aRiya paharvOm Vaainthu 

(Meaning): We will state now for the benefit of 
the people of the world , the blessed commentaries of 
our PoorvAchAryAs , who opened our eyes to the glories
of AzhwArs and their Sri Sookthis without any blemish.

(Comments): Sri MM makes a pledge here to celebrate
the Vainbavam of the commentaries of PoorvAchAryALs 
on AzhwAr's Dhivya pranbhandhams .In the next four
paasurams , Sri MM digresses to make an important 
point for the benefit of ""DramiDOpanishad BhAshya
Kudhrushtis" ( those who are hostile to AzhwArs ,
their aruLiccheyalkaL and the commentaries on 
those blessed collect by PoorvAchAryALs ) . 
This important digression is in the context of 
the reference found in the second line
of this paasuram , " ThAzhvu aathum anRi avai 
vaLartthaOr vyAkkiyaikaL  yellam --PaharvOm ".

Paasuram 35: Appeal to us to hold in high esteem the AzhwArs

AzhwArkaLayum aruLiccheyalkalayaum 
  thAzhvA ninaippavarkaL thaam--narahil veezhwArkal
yenRu ninaitthu nenjE yeppozhuthum neeyavar paal 
  senRu aNuha koosit thiri 

(Meaning ): Oh My Mind! Please stay far away from 
those , who think low of AzhwArs and their Sri Sookthis
and remember these kudhrushtis have the sure fate of suffering
deeply in hell (narakam ) .Their sahavAsam ( mingling with
them ) is Varjaneeyam ( to be avoided ).

Paasuram 36: Sri Nathamuni is our refuge

theruL uRRa AzhwArkaL seermai aRivAr aar ?
   aruLiccheyal aRivAr aar --aruL peRRa
Naathamuni muthalAm namm Desikarai allAl
   pEthai manamE uNDO pEsu 

(Meaning ): Oh My Poor Mind! Is there any one
who fully comprehends the greatness of AzhwArs,
who are yathArtha Jn~Anis ( the ones possessing
true knowledge about Tatthva -Hitha -Purushaarthams)?
Is there one who fully understands the glories of
their dhivya Sookthis? Oh My dear mind ! Please 
think deeply on this topic and tell me whether 
there is anyone to match the greatness of 
our AchArya paramaparai on this earth starting 
from Naathamuni, who made it possible for us
to regain  the  AzhwAr's lost Dhivya Prabhandhams
through the upadEsa Mukham of Swami NammAzhwAr ? 

(Comments): Here Sri MM points out that the Kudhrushtis
of Dhivya prabhandhams are to be avoided at all times ,
since they do not fit in the Sri VaishNavA community 
revering the PoorvAchAryAls starting from Naatha Muni .

Azhwar , Emperumanar , Desikan , Jeeyar ThiruvadigaLE saranam