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thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 5 - kANavillai enthan antharatthinai !

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Nov 25 1999 - 08:32:24 PST

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam

thiru adhyayana sEvai - part 5 - kANavillai enthan antharatthinai !

Dear bAgawathAs,

kAnAthu kaNdEn thAmArai chengan aranganai
kandathum kAnavillai enthan antharattthinai
thEdinEn thirinthalainthEn nin thiruvaruLAL
Odi oLinthEn unthannilE ennaiyE

Meaning:
It is  such  an aboorvam that this most beautiful Sri Arangan is
amongst us (*). It is a such a rare treat to see this beauty. In
general, a jivAtma due to its karma and annyadEvatha sambahandam
can not *realize* and conceive  such  a  beauty, no  matter  who
(except AchAryAs) tell or write to them  about  it.  When adiyEn
see such an unusual beauty in Sri Arangan [ie.,  the beauty that
cannot   be   seen  anywhere  else  ("kAnAtha"  or  "engum  kAna
iyalAtha")], adiyEn see that reddish eye that is similar  to the
lotus flower. After seeing  such "kaNgaL" (Reddish eyes), adiyEn
is facing with  a  crisis.  adiyEn  realizes  that  my antharam,
that is Athman, is suddenly missing. adiyEn is so worried  about
it. adiyEn wandered around searching for my Athman. Finally, due
to Sri Arangan's own thiru AruL adiyEn found  the "antharam"  in
HIMself! ie., It  lost  all  its own aham and eloped with HIM on
seeing this beauty of Sri Arangan and had hidden (merged) in HIM.

No  one  can  describe  the  beauty  of  Sri Arangan adequately.
"AkAsatthai alanthAlum aLakkalAm, Arangan  Azhagai  varai arukka
yArAl mudiyum ? Azh kadalaiyum arunthalAm, en amuthanin (Arangan
with Sri Ara amuthan) Ar azhagai muzhuthumAga  yAral Arap paruga
iyalaum ?" One can even measure and survey the sky and  as  well
describe it, but who can completely  do so for Sri Arangan ? One
can  consume the entire depth of the ocean. But  who can consume
this nectar beauty of Sri Arangan  completely  and  without  any
"miccham"?

Having  attempted  to  describe  the  immeasurable beauty of Sri
Arangan  adiyEn want to quickly get into  the  purpose  of  this
series. This pasuram  is  conveying  an   essential  concept  of
saranagathi thatthuvam. It is very important to give  this touch
so that the underlying  principles  of thiru  adhyayana uthsavam
that will be dealt  in  the  following (parts) can be understood
in a proper way.

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE saraNam
Sri RanganAyikA samEtha Sri RangarAjan thiruvadikaLE saraNam
thiruk kudanthai Rengarajan

note: (*) Sri Arangan has come to pomona, Newyork as well due to
the kAruNyam of HIM and the 44th Srimadh Azhgiya   Singar of Sri
Ahobila muth.

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