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Sri HayagrIva SthOthram : Part XIV--SlOkam 14

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 06:36:27 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

The anubhavam of the Jn~Anis , who visualize
Sri HayagrIva BhagavAn in their heart lotuses
is described in the 14th SlOkam :

manOgatham pasyathi ya: sadhA thvAm
 manIshiNAm maanasa raaja-Hamsam 
svayam purObhAva vivAdha bhAja:
 kimkurvathE tasya girO yathArham 

The thoughts on the fruits of meditating upon 
the sacred form of Lord HayagrIvan , described in 
the previous slOkam , is taken up in this slOkam .  

(meaning): Oh Lord Haya-Vadhana MahA DesikA ! 
The Raaja Hamsams ( King Swans ) take up their
abode in the divine lake known as MaanasarOvar .
You , who is the emperor of all thise Raaja Hamsams
(sanyAsis and Yathi-varAs )choose as Your permanent 
abode ,the mind (manas, Saras or Poykai ) of Your 
upAsakAs .Thus You facilitate their efforts in 
meditation of You.For such people blessed by You , 
all the Vidhyais compete with one other to serve
them . They thus  become thus the sakala saasthra-
parAngathALs or the celebrated experts/exponents 
of all para and apara vidhyAs due to Your
benovolent grace (anugraham ) .

Swamy Deikan says that those Yogis , who have
the power to visualize the Raaja Hamsam ( Lord 
HayagrIvan ) seated on a white lotus in their heart 
lotuses are belssed with the siddhi (fruits ) of
full command of Vaak or divine speech . The various
VidhyAs in the form of words rush to them saying .
"Please Make use of me , Please Make use of me " 
in a competetive manner. They argue as it were with 
one another to serve the upAsakaas, who visulaize 
(pasyanthi)the Raaja Hamsam seated in their 
heart cavities (manOgatham maanasa Raaja hamsam 
pasyanthi ).These blessed Ones are the objects of 
service for all Vidhyais and as a result , they become 
the exponents of great vidhyais .

This effect is some what similar to the falling 
of the merciful glances of MahA LakshmI on a chEthanan .
When those auspicious glances fall on one , then
the various categories of wealth chase each other 
to be in the front row to bless the chEthanan .
They compete with each other to bless the chEthanan:

yasyAm yasyAm disi viharathE Devi dhrushti: tvadhIyA
tasyAm tasyAm ahamahimikAm tanvathE SAMPADHOGAA:
--Sri Sthuthi: slOkam 15

Sri D.Ramaswami Iyengar reminds us of the situation
when Sri Raamachandran received the upadEsam on
the use of various asthrams (weapons in the form of 
arrows) from Sage VisvAmithrar as He proceeed to
SiddhAsramam to protect his Yaj~nam .Then the asthrams
competed with one another to rush to the side of
Sri Ramachandran saying , "kim karavAmathE ?" 
( Here we are , Your willing slaves! Pray command us
as to what we shall do for You as Your kinkarAs ?).

Swamy Desikan is a prime example of such a blessed 
One , whom the Vidhyais served competing with
one other due to BhagavAn HayagrIvan's paramAnugraham .
His varaNam ( choice ) of Lord HayagrIvan as His
dhivya Utthama AchArya Saarvabhouman and prapatthi
to Him (Devam HayagrIvam aham prapadhyE ) is a reminder
to all of us on the need for celecration of 
our AchAryans in the form of Lord HayagrIvan:

(PraNavam )Guru sathbhakthi tEjanAya nama:
(  "      )Guru VisvAsa VardhanAya nama:
(  "      )GururupAsana sangAthrE nama:
(  "      )Guru PrEma VardhanAya nama :
(  "      )Pancha samskruthi bhAvanAya nama:
(  "      )Saasthra-PaaNi pradhAna-krutha- 
           bhava-magna samuddharaNAya nama:

Sri HayagrIva ParabrahmaNE Nama:
Srimath Azhagiya Singar ThiruvadigaLE saraNam ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan   


           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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