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"peRREn, peRRathum piravAmai" - part 3

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 19:26:37 PDT

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE charanam
Sri BoomidEvi thAyAr samEtha Sri Oppiliappan thiruvadikaLE charaNam

"peRREn, peRRathum piravAmai" - part 3

Dear bAgawathAs,

      Thinking of "peRRen" at the 2nd birth is also not  possible
especially  when  the  brahma  upadEsam  is done at an earlier or
adolescent age when  one is not mature enough to understand   and
realise these.   However   one  may  be  aware  of  these  during
baranyAsam stage. ie During the baranyAsam  time  DONOT  ask  for
anything.  ("uNNai   en manaththu  vaiththup   peRREn   piravAmai
empuremAn -  thiru mangai in this pAsuram).  Just keep  the  Lord
in your mind and  that  is enough as per thirumanagai.  Though it
is said that whatever we wish for during the moments of prapatti,
we simply must keep our thoughts on Lord and surrender and should
not  linger in bringing to our mind any petty desires of material
nature.


On the subsequent lines, Ravana refers to any baddha jivatma. The
ocean  refers  to  Samsara  that stands in the way of the jivatma
approaching ayodhya or Sri Vaikuntham.   It  also  refers  to the
jivatma's lack of interest in obtaining Sri Vaikuntham originally.
It shows the jivatma coming in contact with Sita while  still  in
pursuit of sense  gratification. With Her anugraha,  the  jivatma
loses  material  opulence   and  faces  frustration  in  material
existence.

       This refers to the destruction of Lanka by  Hanuman  prior
to Rama's approach.  The jivatma is still adamant at  this  time.
Finally Rama Himself comes to claim the jivatma at  the  time  of
Prapatti to reclaim the vastu (ie jivAthmA)  which  was  till now
lost a soul ie  "seRRAi koRRAvanE,  thiru  vin   NagarAnE" ! "You
conquered  the  life  of  this  jivatma  (which   was  rightfully
belonging to you all the time though the  jivan   thought  untill
this  moment of prapatti that it has some  free  will) my lord at
this moment of prapatti" !

Srimadh Azhagiya singar thiruvadikaLE charanam
Sri BoomidEvi thAyAr samEtha Sri Oppiliappan thiruvadikaLE charaNam
adiyEn
Sampath Rengarajan

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