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KurEsar's Sri VaradarAja Sthavam :Part XXIII--> SlOkam 12

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Oct 14 2001 - 17:24:08 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya Nama:

Dear Sri VaradarAja BhakthAs:

In the previous slOkam , KurEsar criticized those , who hold 
the view that Brahman is without attributes (nirguNa Brahman)
and began to provide proof for The Lord as the abode of limitless
auspicous attributes .The thoughts enshrined in the previous
SlOkam established that the Lord has anantha KalyANa GuNams 
based on SaguNa Sruthi pramANams.  

In the 12th slOkam , SrivatsAnkAcchAr Swamy points out 
Swamy KurEsar provides a commentary for the so called 
"nirguNa Sruthi " passages and asks people ,who get 
deluded over the thought that Brahman is NirguNam (without
attributes). He challenges those who engage in NirguNa Vaadham
to climb Hasthigiri even once , worship the Sakala KalyANa 
GuNa ParipoorNan , Lord Varadarajan there and then try to go on 
with their instructions on NirguNa Vaadham , if they could . 
The 12th slOkam with deep links to Sri BhAshyam passages 
takes this form:

NirABhAdham Nithyam Niravadhi NiramhO Nirupamam
 SADHAA Saantham Suddham prathibhaDam avadhyasya Sathatham
Param BrahmAmnAtham Sruthi-Sirasi Yath Tadh VARADHA ! tE
 Param Roopam SaakshAth Tadhitham apadham VaangmanasayO:

Meaning by the Four individual Paadhams of the slOkam 

(1)First Paadham: Oh Lord VaradhA! Oh Granter Supreme of Boons
sought ! adiyEn , who has no sight sees and enjoys Yet 
Your dhivya Roopam distinctly ;this dhivya roopam is  beyond 
description of any one and is not fully grasped by 
the thought process. What a wonder this is ! That dhivyAthma ,
dhivya MangaLa roopam of Yours does not experience any
vikaarams/changes (nirABhAdham); it stays permanent and 
same (Nithyam) across all the time divisions such as 
the present , past and the future. It pervades every
where ( Niravadhi) as "Niravdhi Sukha Dhaayaka" svaroopam;
It is devoid of any bad attributes ( Niramha:); It is 
matchless and shines in all creations in its Prathi-
Vasthu PoorNa SvarUpam( Nirupamam).

(2)The Second Paadham: It is ALWAYS (SADHAA) peaceful 
to bless one with anukoolam ( Sadhaa Saantham); 
It is of Suddha Sathva Svaroopam always( Sadhaa Suddham);
It is always (sathatham) the opposite scale of the balance 
(prathibhaDam )for those , who seek succor at this Lord's
sacred feet ( Sathatham avadhyasaya Prathibhadam yath).

(3)The third Paadham: It is described as shining on the head of
the VedAs (Upanishads) as the Supreme One ( Yath Param Brahma 
Sruthi-Sirasi aamnAtham Tadh) . That is You , My dear VaradhA!

(4)The Fourth Paadham : "Tadh Idham apadham , Vaangh ManasayO:
Param Roopam (Varadha) SaakshAth(KarOmi)". Oh Lord VaradhA!
adiyEn sees directly that Supreme Roopam of Yours , which is 
boundless and which is beyond the ken of word and thought 
in front of me ! What a myserious blessing !

(Comments by SrivatsAngAcchAr Swamy): adiyEn has lost 
my eye sight and hence adiyEn can not see you with my
fleshy eyes and yet adiyEn experiences and enjoys this
dhivya Svaroopam of auspicious attributes right in front 
of me . 

All the adjectives used by Swamy KurEsar are abbreviated
references to the deep VedAnthic thoughts , which were 
elaborated by AchArya RaamAnujA in His Sri BhAshyam .
Sadhaa and Sathatham should be attached to every one of
the VisEshaNams such as "NirAbhAdham , Nithyam , Niravadhi,
NiramhO , Nirupamam , Suddham , avadhyasya PrathibhaDam ".
This Varadhan of limitless attributes is not affected by
the PramANams produced by NirguNa Vaadhis. There is no one ,
who is equal or superior to Him. Therefore , there is no
concern that there will be any obstruction to His sankalpam.
as instructed by the Brahma Soothram: SaakshAcchaObhyAmnAnAth .

That He is unaffected by Desa-Kaala-Vasthu paricchEdhams 
is indicated by "Niravadhi, Nithyam , Nirupamam ". The usage
of the words "Sadhaa Suddham " refers to His Suddaha Sathva
Svaroopam without admixture of RajO and TamO GuNams."Sadhaa
Saantham" refers to His mind set (ManO Vrutthi) unlike 
the Jeevans . His mind set is "Suhrudham Sarva BhUthAnAm " 
as a dear one to all beings . The Sruthi Vaakyams " Saantham,
Niravadhyam , Niranjanam" are reflected in "PrathibhaDam
avadhyasya Niramha:" .He is not only "apahathapApmA " 
(free from all and any sins) , but he also blesses all
those who seek His succor with apahatha-paapmathvam. 

Swamy KurEsar described Him as " Vaang-ManasayO: apadham 
tath Roopam " based on the Sruthi Vaakyams:
" Na ChakshushA gruhyathE naapi VaachA , 
YathO VaachO NivarthanthE aprApya Manasa Saha ".

In the previous slOkam , Swamy KurEsar established that
Brahman has GuNams based on SaguNa Sruthi pramANams.
In this 12th slOkam , Swamy KurEsar provides a commentary
on the NirguNa Sruthi references to Brahman as " NishkaLam ,
Nishkriyam , Saantham , Niravadhyam , Niranjanam ". Swamy
KurEsar points out that we should be weary of the polemics of
NirguNa Brahama Vaadhis and comprehend the true svaroopam
of BhagavAn as the abode of anantha KalyANa GuNams ,
Suddha Sathvam ( beyond RajO, TamO and Sathtva guNams).
He has no heyams or dhOshams of any kind. His five natural
traits are : Sathyam , Jn~Anam , Anantham , Aanandham 
and Amalathvam .His twin lakshNams (Ubhaya Linghams) are:
abode of all auspiciuous attributes and freedom from 
any dhOshams (hEyams) whatsoever. His saguNa Brahma
svarUpam is well saluted by the following slOkam:

Ya: Sarvan~ja: Sarva Vidh 
GuNEsa: SathyakAma: Sathya-Sankalpa:
ParAsya Sakthir Vividhaiva SrUyathE
SvAbhavakI Jn~Ana BalakriyA cha.

The word we use to salute Him , BhagavAn 
itself connotes His great natural attributes :  
Jn~Anam , Veeryam, Sakthi , Balam , Tejas
and Isvaryam . 

He is indeed " Samastha KalyANa GuNAthmakOsou" ,
the treasure house of all auspicious attributes .

In the next few slOkams , Swamy KurEsar goes on to
establish that Lord VaradarAjan is Sarva GuNa GaNa 
PoorNakan ( abode of the assembly of all KalyANa
GuNams ).
Sri VaradarAja PerumAL ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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