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From: Parthasarati Dileepan (MFPD_at_UTCVM.UTC.EDU)
Date: Mon Oct 16 1995 - 11:18:25 PDT
>* >* `agala killEn iRaiyum'en >* RalarmEl mangai yuRaimaar_paa, >* nigaril pugazhaay! ulagamoon >* Rudaiyaay! ennai aaLvaanE, >* nigaril amarar munikkaNangaL >* virumpum thiruvENG kadaththaanE, >* pugalon Rillaa adiyEnun ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ >* adikkee zhamarndhu pugundhEnE.6.10.10 >* > >By the way, this is also interpreted as >the point in the Thiruvaaymozhi where >Nammazhvaar surrenders himself completely >to the Lord. Here is an interesting comparison. In the above Namaazhvaar says "pugal onRum illaa" i.e. without any other means for salvation I surrender to the Lord. Swami DhEsikan performed prapatti to Aththigiri perumaaL with the 10 exquisite songs of Adaikkala paththu. In the very first paasuram he says, "paththi mudhalaamavaRRuL pathi enakku koodaamal eththisaiyum ozhanROdi iLaiththuvizhum kaakampOl muththi tharum nagarEzhil mukkiyamaam kachchithannil aththikiri aruLaaLarkku adaikkalam naan pugunthEnE." In the first two lines he compares his status to that of Kaakaasuran who saught the help of all and sundry, but finally after realising that there is no other hope surrendered to Lord Rama and was saved. Likewise, Swami DhEsikan implies, that for him all the other methods such as Bhakthi yoga, etc. (he is not even mentioning karma yoga, Jgana yoga et al.) are not efficacious. Thus he seeks total surrender (adaikkalam) at the feet of Aththigiri AruLaaLar (Kanchi Varadharaja perumaaL.) These two great souls preferred prapatti to other methods! -- Dileepan p.s. Even though Adaikkala paththu is the seventh prabhandam it is recited first during the times DhEsika prabhandams are recited.