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Mumookshapadi- introduction Part-II

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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





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