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[sv-poetry] [srivenugopala] Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya Desam: Nithya AarAdhana Kaimkaryam for VilakkoLi PerumAL and Swamy Desikan : Part XXXVII: Thirty Fourth SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sun Jun 02 2002 - 18:52:12 PDT


Dear BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will cover the Thirty Fourth slOkam 
of Sri SaraNAgathi DhIpikai , where Swamy Desikan
salutes the paramaikAnthis , who recognize without 
doubt that Lord Sriman NaarAyaNan is the Para Devathai
( Supreme Being )and worship Him alone as the God of Gods:

BrahmA GirIsa itharEapyamarA ya yEthE
  nirddhUya thaann niraya-thulya phala-prasoodhIn
prApthum Tavaiva Padha-Padhma -yugam prathIthA:
  paathivrathIm Thvayi vahanthi parAvaragy~nA: 

--SrI SaraNAgathi DhIpikai: SlOkam 34

Oh ViLakkoLi PerumALE ! Brahma, Sivan and other DevAs can only
grant the insignificant and perishable phalans equivalent in value to
narakAnubhavam . Thou art the Supreme Being , DevAthi Devan .
They ( the ParmaikAnthis ) understand Your exalted nature over them
(the other Gods) and do not ever approach latter for any boons. 
They simply reject them .This way they maintain their chastity 
like a righteous and chaste wife , who does not even look at 
another man (except her wedded husband). She (a Pathivrathai)
considers her husband as God Himself and serves him always . 
The paramikAnthis behave thus like Pathivrathais and reject all 
the other DevAs and offer worship only to You .

Additional Comments (V.S):
The reference here is to the sixth chapter of Srimath
Rahasya Thraya Saaram of Swamy Desikan , where He elaborates on 
the mind set of ParamaikAnthis ( ParadEvathA-PaaramArTyAdhikAram ).

Swamy Desikan reminds us that the Dhivya Dampathis alone are PrApyam
and PrApakam for us ; the upadEsam is that all other darsanams extolling 
other Devathais , who are Jeevans bound by KarmAs , are to be rejected 
by us.Brahma-RudrAdhis are creations of Sriman NaarAyaNan; they are 
Karma-vasyarkaL; they got their exalted posts due to the Aaraadhanam 
they did for their Lord, Sriman NaarAyaNan. They are subject to 
the Maayai of the Lord. They perform Kaimkaryam to the Lord 
as a result of the Jn~Anam that our Lord bequeathed on them . 
They do not have SubhAsrayam. They can not grant Moksham. 
One who knows these truths about the Supermacy of Sriman
NaarAyaNan over the other gods qualify for Moksham . These gods
are servants of Sriman NaarAyaNan and are His body . He is their 
antharAthmA , Energizer and Commander . He is the Seshi and 
they are Sesha Bhoothars to Him , the Master(Seshi).There is no
god , who is equal to or greater than Sriman NaarAyaNan.When one
is looked at by Him , one is assured of Moksham.Sriman NaarAyaNan
is akhila Tanu ( who has the Chethanam and achEthnam as His body ); 
He is the sole grantor of Moksham (Mukthidha:); He is the one 
enjoyed by the liberated souls ( Muktha-BhOgya:).

PramANams Quoted by Swamy Desikan for the Supermacy of our Lord

We will record here selected quotations from different 
sacred texts.

1. ThiruvAimozhi 4-10-1:

KunRam pOl maNimAdaneedu ThirukkuruhUrathanuL
ninRa AadhippirAn niRkka MaRRattheyvam naaduthirE 

( When the Supreme Lord AadhippirAN stands at ThirukkuruhUr 
for You to see and experience , why would you approach any
other gods for protection and Moksha anugraham ?Why would 
you engage in such a futile act ?).

2.AadhyO NaarAyaNO dEva: TasmAth BrahmA TathO Bhava:

--Varaha PurANam: 25-6

(meaning):( Lord NaarAyaNan is the First.From Him arose
BrahmA and from arose Sivan).

3.nithyam hi naasthi jagathi bhUtham sTavara-jangamam
  ruthE TamEkam Purusham VaasudEvam Sanaathanam
--BhAratham: Saanthi Parvam .347.32

( There is no ever-lasting entity -- among chEthanam 
or achEthanam--other than the Purushan revered as 
VaasudEavan ).He is the only imperishable , eternal Being).

4.aabrahm asthamBa paryanthA jagadhanthar-vyavasthitha:
  prANina: karma-janitha samsAra-vasa-varthina:
--VishNu Dharmam: 104-23: 

( From the mighty BrahmA to the smallest insect/
blade of grass , all the living entities are bound by 
their karmAs.They are not liberated souls .They are born to 
experience their Karma Phalans).

5.BrahmA MamAsrithO RaajannAham kaschidhupAsritha:
  mamaasrayO na kaschitthu SarvEshAm AasrayO-hyAhaam
--Bharatham : Aasva Parvam:118.38)

( Oh KIng ! BrahmA has sought refuge in Me. I have
not sought the protection of anyone else. There is
no one, who I need for My refuge. I am the goal and
target to seek as Protector by One and All).

6.Na Param PundarIkAkshAth dhrusyathe Purusharbha 
--BhAratham: BhIshama Parvam: 67.2
( Oh the great one among Men ! There is no One ,
who is Superior to the Lotus-eyed Lord , Sriman

7. ThrilOkyE Taadhrusa: kascchith na JaathO na janishyathE
( In all the three worlds , there is no One , who is 
equal to the Lord and there will be no one in the future 
either, who is going to be equal or Superior  to Him ).

8. Isvaram Thamm vijAneema: Sa PithA Sa prajApathi:
--Bhaaratham: Aasav Parvam 43.13

(EmperumAn is the king of Kings .He is the King of BrahmA.
He is VishNu. He is Brhaman and Supreme . Therefore we 
understand and revere Him as Isvaran . He is the Father of
All. He is PrajApathi).

9. HarirEka: sadhA dhyEyO Bhavadhbhi: Satthva-samsthithai:
--Sivan's words in Hari Vamsam(2.132.8)

( Oh BrahmaNAs with the abundance of Satthva guNam ! 
Lord Hari is the One and Only One to be nmeditated
upon by You !).

10. UpAsyOyEyam Sdahaa ViprA UpAyOasmi HarE; Smruthou 
--Sivan's words in Hari Vamsam: 2-133-44
( Always Hari alone is fit for UpAsana/Meditation.
I am the guiding person to remind You of that way).

11.Prathibuddha-varjam sEvyam thu
( The Deavathais other than Sriman NaarAyaNan,
the Supreme Devathai,  can be worshipped by every one
except those , who wish to recieve Moksha anugraham).

12.namm KaNNan KaNNallathu illayOr KaNNE
ThiruvAimozhi: 2.2.1

( There is no other protector except KaNNan for us).

13.Aavikku Ohr paRRukkompu ninnanlAl aRihinRilEn yaann "
ThiruvAimozhi: 10.10.3

( adiyEn does not know of any support stick (SaraNam)
to protect me from drowning in the ocean of SamsAram 
except You.)

14.MaRRumOr Dhaivam uLathenRu iruppArOdu 
   uRRilEn , uRRathum UnnnadiyArkku adimai
   maRRellAm pEsilum Ninn Thiruvettezhutthum
   kaRRu, Naann KaNNapuratthemmAmE!
-- Periya Thirumozhi: 8.10.3

( Oh Lord of ThirukkaNNapuram! I will not join those ,
who think that there are Gods fit to meditate upon
than Yourself . The one wish desired by me and accepted by
me is to be the servant of those (BhAgavathAs) , who
are ParamaikAnthis devoted to Your sole service).

Swamy Desikan concludes this important chapter of 
Srimath Rahasya Thraya Saaram in the spirit of 
the 34th SlOkma of Sri SaraNAghathi dhIpikai this way:

Our Lord SrIman NaarAyaNan is the Only One , who can 
directly bless us with Moksham. "nO itharANi" ( No 
other Gods have the power). There is no limit to His
SvAtantryam (Free and unlimited will). Beyond Moksham , 
He can grant whatever else one seeks from Him.When One 
approaches Him for phalans other than Moksham , He grants 
them all in abundance. When paramiakAnthis approach Him
and serve Him without seeking anything, Moksham and 
the rest of the Phalans are conferred by the Lord and 
they reach the ParamaikAnthis readily.  
SrImath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam                                   
SrI Lakshmi Nrusimha ParabrahmaNE Nama:                       

NigamAntha MahA Desikaaya NamO Nama:
SrI Maragathavalli SamEtha SrI DhIpa PrakAsa ParabrahmaNE nama:
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan/SaThakOpan

P.S: Please do not forget to support the NithyArAdhana 
Kaimkaryam for Swamy Vedantha Desikan at ThUppul and
Sri ViLakkoLi PerumAL at ThUppul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya desam.
We have only 4.75  Laks of Rupees needed to complete
this kaimkaryam. There is  nothing greater to us
than honoring our AchAryAs in general and Swamy Desikan
in particular . Please contact adiyEn for details incase
you wish to particpate in this NithyArAdhana Kaimkaryam .
adiyEn's thnaks to the Three bhakthAs , who contributed 
25,000 rupees since the last two postings . 

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