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[sv-poetry] [SriParakalaMatham] Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya Desam: Nithya AarAdhana Kaimkaryam for VilakkoLi PerumAL and Swamy Desikan : Part 40: Thirty Sixth SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 11:07:53 PDT


Dear BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will cover the Thirty Sixth slOkam 
of Sri SaraNAgathi DhIpikai , where Swamy Desikan
salutes the glories of ParamaikAnthis and describes how they
spend their lives totally committed to Bhagavath-BhAgavatha

Sadhbhis-ThvadhEka SaraNair-niyatham sanATA: 
  sarpAdhiva Thvadh aparAdhishu dhUrayAtha;
dhIrAs-thruNIkrutha Virincha PurandharAdhyA: 
  kaalam kshipanthi Bhagavan karaNairavandhyai:  

--SrI SaraNAgathi DhIpikai: SlOkam 36

Oh ViLakkoLi PerumALE ! Those ParamaikAnthis ( One who do
not seek anything for themselves from You inclding Moksham )
perform Prapatthi to You with Firmness of heart in Your
rakshakathvam and never waver from their MahA VisvAsam in You. 
They consider always as their Masters , the BhaagavathAs , who
have surrendered unto You. When they see some one, who committ
apachAram to You, they quickly remove themselves from their
presence , just like the one , who has seen a poisonous 
snake. They consider Brahman , Indran and all other Gods 
as worthless blades of grass , since there is nothing that 
they seek from them . They dedicate their limbs to the total 
service of Bhagavath-BhAgavatha Kaimkaryam and they spend 
their days this way. 

Additional Comments (V.S):
Swamy Desikan addresses the ParamaikAnthis as "DheerA: "
in this slOkam. These indeed are true brave ones , who
have sTairyam (Firmness of purpose ) and VairAgyam 
(detatchment from the worldly pleasures ). 

These DheerAs revere Lord's BhaagavathAs , who have performed
SaraNAgathy at the Lord's sacred  feet and are steadfast in
their devotion to Him (TvadEka SaraNA:). Swamy Desikan addresses 
these BhaagavathAs as "Sath " or Saadhus or Santha: . The dheerAs
have always the Santha: as their Masters ( DhIrA: Thvadh yEka
saraNai: Sadhbhi: niyatham sanATA: ). 

These dheerAs have three lakshaNams: 

(1) They run as fast as they can from those , who
committ Bhagavath-BhAgavatha apachAram ( Thvadh
aparAdhishu sarpadhivath dhUra yAthA:). They run 
like the one , who has sighted a serpent.

(2)They consider any god , who is subject to the effects
of Karmaa as not worthy of much attention and devote
their worship to that Supreme Lord Sriman NaarAyaNan ,
who has no equal or Superior . When it comes to demi-gods
like Indhran or BrahmA , these ParamaikAnthis consider 
them as equal in value to an useless blade of grass 
( DhIrA: ThruNIkrutha Virincha-IndhrAdhyA:).

(3)Finally , these DhIrAs dedicate their mind, body 
( every limb of their Body ) and speech totally to 
Bhagavath-Bhaagavatha-AchArya kaimkaryams.This way , 
they use their Indhriyams fruitfully  and spend their
alloted time on earth ( avandhyai: karaNai: kaalam 
kshipanthi)." Avandhai:" means purposeful and unwasted.
KulasEkhara AzhwAr's Mukunda MaalA SthOthram ( JihvE
Keerthaya Kesavam--) and Bhaktha PrahlAdhan's UpadEsam
to his class mates (SravaNam Keerthanam--)come to my mind 
in this context of purposeful use of one's limbs in service
to the Lord.  
SrImath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam, 
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan 

(P.S): Dear BhakthAs: Please help with the NithyArAdhana
Kaimkaryam at ThUppul VedAntha Desikan Sannidhi and 
the daily AarAdhanam for Swamy Desikan's home PerumAL
and PirAtti , Sri Maragathavalli SamEtha Sri DhIpa PrakAsan.
Please contact adiyEn , if you would like to support this 
important Kaimkaryam and join the BhaagavathAs , who have
already contributed Five and a quarter laks of Rupees 
against the need of 10 laks of Rupees. Thank You. 

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