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[sv-poetry] Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya Desam: Nithya AarAdhana kaimkaryam for VilakkoLi PerumAL and Swamy Desikan : Part XVIX: Sixteenth SlOkam & An Important announcement regarding the reaching the first 10 Laks Rupees mark towards this Kaimkaryam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Apr 02 2002 - 13:38:07 PST


Dear BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will cover the Sixteenth slOkam 
of Sri SaraNAgathi DhIpikai , where Swamy Desikan
describes the four kinds of Prapatthi anushtAnam 
and how such an anushtAnam protects the samsArIs 
and helps them cross the ocean of SamsAram :

Bhakthi: PrapatthiraTa vaa Bhagavanstadhukthi:
  tannishta-samsraya ithIva vikalpyamAnam
yamm kanchidhEkam upapaathayathA Thvayaiva
  thrAths-taranth-yavasarE bhavinO bhAvABdhim 

--SrI SaraNAgathi DhIpikai: SlOkam 16

(Meaning): OH DhIpa PrakAsA! For securing Moksham ,
There are two upAyams (viz)., Bhakthi Yogam and 
Prapatthi. Latter divides into four types (viz)., 
Svanishtai, Ukti nishtai, AchArya Nishtai and
BhAgavatha Nishtai. SaasthrAs assert that 
the performance of one of the four kinds of
prapatthi leads to Moksham . For uplifting 
the samsAris immersed deep in SamsAram, You 
makes them perform one of the above upAyams. 
After they perform one of these UpAyams ,
You birng them to the other shore of samsAric
ocean and grants them Moksham at a time of 
their choice.

Additional Comments:

There are four kinds of Prapathti are referred to

1)Svanishtai is followed by those with visEsha Jn~Anam.
Such mahAthmAs directly perform Prapatthi at the sacred
feet of the Lord .

2)Ukthi Nishtai: Here, the Mumukshu ( One who desires
Moksham ) utters the Prapatthi words spoken by the AchAryan.

3) AchArya Nishtai: The Mumukshu stays inside the prapatthi
performed by the AchAryan .

4) BhAgavatha Nishtai: The Mumkshu stays inside the prapatthi
performed by a BhAgavathan , who is not an AchAryan.

Here the Lord is the one , who induces  the SamsAris(bhavina:)
to perform one of the above four UpAyams ( Yamm kamchith
yEkam upapaadhayathA ThvayA )and protects them (ThrAtha:).
At the appropriate time , such prapannAs cross the ocean of

DhIpa PrakAsan helps the one , who wishes to reach 
the superior sthAnam of Parama Padham ( BhUshNu:)
by helping him or her realize the sambhandham with 
a sadAchAryan . In the 9th slOkam of NyAsa Vimsathi ,
Swamy Desikan said : " asou saakshAth MokshAya cha 
srutha:"( This prapatthi is the direct cause for 
Moksham as revealed by the VedAs).

The mumukshu /bhUshNu: is " iha sva-abhIshta prApthi hEthu 
purushan" ( One who desires in this world to secure 
the purushArTam of Moksha Sukham ). They seek Parapatthi 
as their upAyam with the help of a SadAchAryan .
In the 17th slOkam of SrI Nyasa Vimsathi, Swamy Desikan 
instructs us that the upAyam for Moksham divides into 
two categories: Bhakthi Yogam and Prapatthi Yogam 
"(upAyam ) Sa: Puna: siddha-saadhya prabhEdhAth)".
Our Lord SrI Maragathavalli SamEtha DhIpa PrakAsan 
is the SiddhOpAyam in the matter of Mukthi/Moksham 
( Mukthou SiddhOpaya:thu Niravadhika Daya: Sarva Sakthi: 
SrI-Sakha:). Bhakthi yOgam and prapatthi YOgam stand
as one or other means as SaadhyOpAyam (that are to be performed
for securing Moksham ). How do they succeed in this matter?
Either the difficult to practise and time consuming 
Bhakthi Yogam or the KshaNa Karthavyam , easy-to-perform
Prapatthi Yogam endears of the heart of Sriya: Pathi
and secure Moksham . They have the capacity to enchant 
the Lord ( VsIkAra Siddhi). The prapannan performs 
the Prapatthi with the anugraham of a SadAchAryan 
and does not repeat it again ( Yasmai sakruth nyastha
BhAra: aTa thu sadhA na prayasyEth). 

In SrI NyAsa Tilakam ,Swamy Desikan assures us that 
Prapatthi will yield all the Phalans ( SaraNa varaNa VaaNI 
Sarva hEthu:). That very utterance of the word SaraNAgathi
before the Lord will result in every fruit that one desires.
Swamy Desikan goes onto say that the blessing of SaraNAgathy
at the Lord's Thiuvadi was made possible by the Lord Himself
( aadhyam Thvath-moola Desika kaDaksha nipAtham Phalam ).
AchArya's most merciful glances fell on him as a result 
of the DayA of the Lord. 

When we have the rare opportunity to join in the dhivya
Kaimkaryam of NithyArAdhanam at ThUppul for Swamy Desikan ,
our DesikEndran and Our Lord SrI Maragathavalli SamEtha
SrI DhIpa PrakAsan , we are blessed to celebrate the glories of
SadAchArya paramaparai and the Dhivya Dampathis , who stand
on top of that Guru Paramparai.
Sri Maragathavalli SamEtha Sri DhIpa PrakAsa ParabhramaNE Nama:
Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SaThakOpan(Sadagopan)

P.S: adiYen is pleased to share with you the good news
that the NithyArAdhana Kaimkaryam at ThUppul,
the avathAra Sthalam of our beloved AchAryan ,
Swamy VedAntha Desikan has just passed the first
plateau of 10 Laks of rupees with all of your 
generous support.We have entered the final phase of 
the assembly of funds for the uninterrupted NithyArAdhanam
at ThirutthaNkA and ThUppul Swamy Desikan sannidhi. 
Please join in this important kaimkaryam .Thank you
all who have supported sofar and those , who plan to
support.Special Thanks to SrIman SatakOpa TatachArya
and the Trustees of Thuppul ViLakkoLi PerumAL NithyArAdhanam

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