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Date: Wed Nov 17 1999 - 05:16:55 PST
Srimathe Ramanujaya Nama: Sri Venkata Gurave Nama: Respected Members of Bakthi list, During last two posts, an attempt was made to give brief introduction to Mumookshapadi. >From the current post, we will explore Thirumantra Prakaram. At first, Let us pray to the lotus feet of Swami Pillai Lokachar. Lokacharya Gurave krishnapadasya sunave| Samsara bhogi santhvashte jeeva jeevatha: Nama|| Meaning: (I pray to Sri.Pillai Lokachariar, the illustrious son of Vadakku thiruveedhi pillai, who is the antidote for the jeevathmas who are affected by the snakebite, called samsaram) 1.Mumookshu needs to know 3 rahasyams (A jeevan which gets repeated births due to its ignorance, should know 3 important rahasyams) 2.out of that 3, the most important being, Thirumantram. (Other two are Dvayam and sarama Slokam Note: Why Thriumantram is considered most important? Thirumantram reveals the real svarupam of the jeevans which are : 1. Ananya Seshatvam ? Servitude Only to Sriman Narayanan 2. Ananya Saranathvam ? No other person than Sriman Narayana for surrender 3. Ananya Bhogyatvam ? Has no other happiness or entertainment except His association. In view of this, Thirumantram acts as the building block for other rahasyams viz., Dvayam and Sarama Slokam and hence Thirumantram is the most important rahasyams out of the three. 4. This should be recited with devotion and affection. Note: this is Veda Saram. One should understand its importance while reciting. It should be recited in such a way that it does not reach the ears of those who are disinterested in it. 5. To get the full benefit of recitation, one should a. Get interest and devotion in this Mantram b. recite with devotion and affection to its subject, who is the Bhagavan himself c. should think with gratitude the acharyan who has instructed this Mantra In the Next post, we will explore, how Thirumantram came in to this world. 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.