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[sv-poetry] Sri Vilakkoli Perumal, Thoopul/ThirutthaNkA dhivya Desam: Nithya AarAdhana Kaimkaryam for VilakkoLi PerumAL and Swamy Desikan , Part 45: Fourty First SlOkam

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 19:51:49 PDT


Dear BhakthAs:

Today , adiyEn will cover the Fourty First slOkam 
of Sri SaraNAgathi DhIpikai , where Swamy Desikan
ardently seeks the protection of SrI DhIpa PrakAsan:

iTTam Thvad-yEka-SaraNai: anagai: avApyE
  Thvath-kimkarathva vibhavE spruhayA aparAdhyan 
AathmA mamEthi Bhagavan Bhavathaiva GeethA:
  VaachO nireekshya bharaNeeya iha ThvayA aham  

SrI SaraNAgathi DhIpikai: SlOkam 41

Oh ViLakkoLi PerumALE! It is not easy to obtain 
the bhAgyam of performing ParipoorNa Kaimkaryam 
to You at SrI Vaikuntam. The fortunate paramaikAnthis ,
perform saraNAgathi at Your sacred feet and thereby 
become free from all sins ; they alone are qualified to 
perform such blemishless kaimkaryam. adiyEn , who is 
utterly unqualified to have that BhAgyam also 
long for  such a kaimkaryam . adiyEn recognizes that 
to have such a desire itself is an apachAram from 
the paramaikAnthin's point of view . Oh Lord!
You Yourself have instructed us in GeethA that 
that such Jn~Anis are the life to You.adiyEn reflects 
on those words . I have no other recourse than You.
In that state of my helplessness (ananya gathi) ,
You must come to my rescue and bless me  with 
the boon of paripoorNa Nithya Kaimkarayam . 

Additional Comments (V.S):
In the previous slOkam , Swamy  Desikan described the arrival
of the Muktha Jeevan at SrI Vaikuntam and it becoming qualified
to perform ParipoorNa Kaimkaryam to the Dhivya dampathis
(Gathi VisEshAdhikAram of SrImath Rahasya Thraya Saaram).

In this 41st slOkam , Swamy Desikan longs for a similar
blessing for himself.He paraphrases the thoughts of 
AchArya RaamAnujA in SaraNAgathy Gadhyam and Sriranga

This slOkam is also close to what Swamy Desikan would describe
later in detail in the 22nd chapter of SrImad Rahasya Thraya
Saaram ( ParipoorNa BrahmAnubhava adhikAram ). The context
of this slOkam is to be found in the following PramANams
referred to by Swamy Desikan there:

1. ChAndhOgyam : BhoomAdhikaRaNam , 8.12.5
2. SrI BhAshyam:1,3.7 Soothra VyAkhyAnam
3. Bhagavad Geethai:8.15-16
4. MuNDakOpanishad:8.1.3
5. TaitthirIyOpanishad:Aanandavalli 1.2, 7.1

Once again , the amzing genius of Kavi-ThArkika simham 
compresses the deep meanings of the above pramANams
in a single slOkam to express his longing for Nithya
Kaimkaryam at parama padham in a manner prescribed by
the SaasthrAs and PoorvAchAryAs.
ParipoorNa BrahmAnandham
The sruthi Vaakyams from Aanandavalli describes this
Aanandham perfectly:

SoasnuthE SarvAn KaamAn Saha , BrahmaNA vipaschithEthi
--Aanandavalli: 1.2

(meaning): The Muktha Jeevan enjoys in aprAkrutha AkAsam
(Parama Padham /SrI VaikuNtam ) the Lord's ananatha KalyANa 
guNams without any restrictions, without any expansion or 
contraction and without being controlled by anyone or 
by any cause(nirupAdhikam ). Like a father and son 
enjoying sweet paayasam , the Muktha Jeevan and the Lord 
jointly enjoy the anantha kalyANa guNams of the Lord. 

rasO vai sa: rasagumhyEvAyam laBdhvA aananadhI bhavathi
--Aanandavalli: 7.1

(meaning):  The Brahman which is being meditated upon 
is the embodiment of Bliss (aanandham).The one who meditates
on that Aanandha Brahman becomes blissful by partaking that
aanandham .Thus Brahman becomes the PrApyam and upAsyam
(the One to be attained and the One to meditate upon).

ParamaikAnthi & his paripoorNa Brahma anubhavam at Parama padham
The paramaikAnthi remembers the Lord at all times and
places and performs service to Him without asking for 
anything including Moksham.The paramaikAnthi does not
look upon any Gods other than SrIman NaarAyaNa and
is fully integrated with Him . The ParamaikAnthi takes
refuge in Him and passes beyond His MayA to attain 
parama padham.

GIthAchAryan instructs ArjunA that such a Jn~Ani is very dear 
to Him and I am very dear to him ( PriyOhi Jn~AninOathyarTamaham 
sa cha Ma priya: GItA 7.17). Our Lord says to Arjuna: "All 
the others contemplate on Me only until the fulfilment of 
their desires:" AartthO JigyAsu: arTArTi " (the  distressed , 
the seekers of Knowledge and the wealth-seekers ) . The Jn~Ani /
ParamaikAnthi is the one outside the set of these three groups , 
who is described by GItAchAryan as His very self since 
he is devoted to the Lord alone as the highest end 
( Jn~Ani thvAthmaiva mE matham ,aasthiTa: sahi yukthAthmA 
MaamEvAnutthamAm gathim --GitA: 7.18)

The Lord concludes the assessment of the dearness of such 
a ParamaikAnthi this way:

BahUnAm JanmanAmanthE Jn~AvAn Maam prapadhyathE
VaasudEva: Sarvamithi Sa MahaathmA Sudurlabha:

(At the end of many births , the man of knowledge
finds refuge in Me , realizing that VaasudEvA is ALL.
It is very hard to find such a great-souled person ).

The men of the world (non-paramaikAnthins )are controlled by
their inherent nature, and are deprived of true knowledge by their
multiple desires .Such worldly-minded men seek other gods ,
observing various disciplines that are propitating only such
deities that can not grant mOksham:

kaamaisthair-hrutha-jn~AnA: prapadhyanthE anyadEvathA:
tam tam niyamamAsTaya prakruthyA niyathA: svayA 
--Bhagavath GIthai: 7.20 

Swamy  Desikan's references
The fortunate ParamaikAnthis and their wealth of 
kaimkaryam to the Lord is described this way in SlOkam 41:

" iTTam Thvath yEka Saranai: anagai: avApyE Thvath
  kinkarathva vibhavam " 

These paramaikAnthis are blemishless(anaga:)  and have sought 
You and You alone as their unfailing refufge (Thavth yEka 
SaraNai:)and have cherished the incomparable wealth of 
nithya kaimakryam (Thvath kinkarathva vibhavam) to You.

Swamy Desikan reminds the Lord that he is very keen on being
blessed with such a Kaimkarya Sampath and catches himself 
and says that such thoughts of seeking such a wealth itself
is contrary to the behavior of a paramaikAnthi , who never
seeks anything from the Lord including Moksha Sukham and 
Kaimkarya SrI  (Thvath kinkarathva vibhavE spruhayA aparAdhyAn
aham ). 

Swamy Desikan now reminds the Lord of His own words about
the paramaikAnthis being very dear to Him and asks the Lord
to think about it and remember that he (Swamy Desikan) has
no other recourse for protection than the Lord. Swamy Desikan
pleads with the Lord to take on the burden of his protection .

adiyEn will conclude this posting with the passage from 
SrI BhAshyam that deals with the paripoorNa BrahmAnandham
enjoyed by the muktha jeevan in Parama Padham. Swamy Desikan
pleads in this slOkam for such a paripoorNa BrahmAnandham :

When the Muktha Jeevan enjoys the limitless and unique
Brahman in the form of Bliss, he does not experience any 
thing else except that Brahman. This is because of all
entities are embedded in the superiority and loftiness of
the Brahman. Therefore , the Muktha Jeevan enjoys Brahman
with its Isvaryam (VibhUthi/wealth) , auspicious attributes
and the magnificent sukha maya aanandham and does not 
recognize anything else. Nothing else distracts him 
(BhUmAdhikaraNa Soothra vyAkhyAnam of SrI BhAshyam ).

Swamy Desikan longs here for such ParipoorNa , BrahmAnandha
Bhagavath anubhavam.

Swamy  DEsikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
SrImath Azhagiya Singar Thiruvadi,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan 

P.S: Please support the NithyArAdhana Kaimkaryams
at ThUppul VedAntha Desian sannidhi and ThirutthaNkA 
Sri maragathavalli SamEtha SrI DhIpa PrakAsan Sannidhi.



NamO NamO SrI VedAntha DesikAya ,
SrImath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam, 
Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SadagOpan 

(P.S): Dear BhakthAs: We have now reached the 11.8 Lak
Rupees stage of the NithyArAdhana Kaimkaryam (Target 
is 20 Laks of Rupees as Core Fund) at ThUppul VedAntha 
Desikan Sannidhi and the daily AarAdhanam for 
Swamy Desikan's home PerumAL and PirAtti , 
Sri Maragathavalli SamEtha Sri DhIpa PrakAsan.

We have thus approximately 8.2 laks of Rupees to complete
the kaimkaryam . Please Join in this important Kaimkaryam.
Please contact adiyEn , if you would like to support this 
important Kaimkaryam and join the BhaagavathAs , who have
already brought the kaimkaryam past its half way point. 

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