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"peRREn, peRRathum piravAmai" - part 1

From: Sampath Rengarajan (srengara_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Tue Oct 19 1999 - 19:23:31 PDT

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

"peRREn, peRRathum piravAmai" - part 1

Dear bAgawathAs,

On this Ayppasi Sravanam day, adiyEN want to  share a  few  lines.
"ArellAm veLLam pAynthodinAlum  enthan anubava kudam nirambavillai
innum".  In  the  last  few days the flood of Oppiliappan pAsurams
were translated by  Sri MadhavakaNNan. Sri V. Sadagopan has poured
his  heart  in  praise  of Sri Oppiliappan in a series of postings
with adiyEn during August, Sept 1997  (see from Bhakthi archives).
Of  those one of the pasuram tore my heart into pieces and laid it
down at the holy feet of Sri than oppAr illappan.

Thirumangai  AzhwAr  have  delivered  30 pasurams on this lord of
which this pasuram  is  special to me.  Thirumangai describes the
mindset one may have during the moments of baranyAsam or prapatti
and also conveys the fruits of it ie..  piravAmai.  The following
anubavam is also good in the  context  of why   one   must  avoid
annyAdevathA arAdhana.


maRROr theyvameNNE Nnunnaiyen manaththuvaiththup ,
peRREn peRRathuvum piRavaamai yemperumaan,
vaRRaa neeLkadalchoo zhilangaiyi raavaNanaich
cheRRaay, koRRavanE! thiruviN NagaraanE      (6.3.5)

                                       thirumangai


We understood  the  Pasuram  in  the following way because of our
AchAryA's anugraha.   Perhaps  someone  else  in  this  group can
elaborate more than what is presented as the inner  meaning  when
they get the time.

"maRROr theyvameNNE N"

The  starting  line is "I will not worship anyone else".  At this
point one has already achieved

"BahunAm janmanAmante jnanavAm mam  prapadyante.
Vasudeva sarvam iti sa mahatma su durlabha."

Simple meaning:
" After  many,  many  births,  one  understands  that Vasudeva is
supreme and surrenders to me.  Such a mahatma is very rare".

This may be one of the inner and the second layer of meaning.

At this point the individual is already a mahatma. -
this happens only with the grace of Sriman Narayana.  I
obtained the "piravAmai" or nyAnam of worshipping nArAyanan alone -

...to continue

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

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