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Date: Thu Nov 11 1999 - 01:17:58 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: Respected Members of Bakthi list, Mumookshapadi is one of the 18 works of Swami.Pillai Lokachariar. He was born to Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai and a contemporary Of Swami Desikan. The Word Mumooshapadi consists of two words 1.Mumookshu- the one who yearns for Moksham 2. Padi- to be understood. Hence This Grantham consists of those information which a Mumookshu should know. It has three major chapters.. 1. Thirumantra Prakaranam 2. Dvaya Prakaranam 3. Sarama Sloka Prakaranam. Mumookshapdi gives full meanings of Thirumantram, Dvyam and Sarama Slokam and engages in detail lots of do?s/Don?t of a Prapanna. We get to know a lot of Sri Vaishnava Conducts and Practices that were advocated by our poorvacharyas. Thirumantra Prakaranam explains the nature of ParamAtma and jeevan and establishes that being a servant of lord, it is imperative for the souls (Jeevan) to engage in nitya Kaimkaryam to Him. Dvaya Prakaranam deals with what are the ?upayam? (the way) for a soul to attain a position to do nitya Kaimkaryam and what is the ?upeyam? (the fruit or the result) of such endeavor. How Purushakaram of Periya Piratti helps a jeevan etc are dealt in it. Dvaya mantram is considered to be the 'Mantra Ratnam' in our sampradayam. Our Emperumanr had to go over to Thirukoshtitur Nambi 18 times to learn its meanings. Sarama Slokam acts as a vivaranam of Dvaya Mantram. Sarama Sloka Prakaranam deals with what are those acts that a prapanna should Relinquish, what should be his state of mind after relinquishing and how the Grace of Bhagavan acts to get the prapanna out of cycle of births and deaths. We will discuss Thirumantra Prakaranam from the next post. Jeeyar Thiruvadigale saranam. Dasan K.M.Narayanan ---------------------------------------------------------------- The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.