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From: Sadagopan (
Date: Thu Sep 27 2001 - 07:38:44 PDT

SrimathE RaamAnujAya Nama:

Dear BhakthAs:

Sri MM stated that the first decad of the First Centum dealt 
with the unparalleled Supermacy (Parathvam ) of the Lord and
the second decad about the need for us to surrender to Him
totally . The third decad dealing with Swamy NammAzhwAr's
anubhavam before and after he woke up from a trance relating
to the Soulabhyam GuNam (Ease of access)of the Lord 
is summarized by MM this way:

patthu udayOrkku yenRum Paran yeLiyanAm piRappAl
  mutthi tarum maanilatthIr mooNDa anbaal
patthi seyum yenRuraittha MaaRan tann sollARp-pOm
  neduhac-chenRu piRappam anjiRai

(Prose order): Paran Patthu udayOrkku , yenRum piRappAl
yeLiyanAm. Mutthi tarum MaanilatthIr! MooNDa anbAl
patthi seyum yenRu uraittha MaaRan Tann inn sollAl
neduhac-chenRa piRappum Aaamm amm siRai pOm.

(meaning):The Lord took vibhavAthArams (Raaman & KrishNan)
to become easily accessible to His BhakthAs and to grant 
them Moksham .Swamy NammAzhwAr (MaaRan) addressed 
the fortunate ones residing in this vast universe 
fit for His incarnation and instructed them to develop 
deep prEma bhakthi for Him. Those sweet aruLiccheyalkaLs of 
Swamy NammAzhwAr housed in this decad will on reflection 
free one from the SamsAra-bhandhams that ties one up 
far too long in His LeelA VibhUthi. 

(uyir KarutthukkaL ):

(1)" PatthudayOrkku yenRum yeLiyavan"
(He is readily accessible to those , who develop
 bhakthi for Him ).

(2)" antha Paranai patthi seythAl piRavianjirai pOmm "
( If we engage in Bhakthi to that Supreme One , our
cycles of birth and deaths that keep us prisoners in
this SamsAram will be banished).


The cultivation of PrEma Bhakthi to the Lord ,who is
easy to access by His BhakthAs would lead to total 
self-surrender , which in turn will free Him from 
future cycles of births and deaths .Such a fortunate 
person will not be born again ( "na punarAvarthathE "
aphorism of Brahma Soothram ).This is indeed the message of 
ChAndhOgya Upanishad( VII.xv.1) and of GithAchAryan
( GitA VIII.15-16). In the above two slOkams of 
Bhagavath GitA , the Lord declares:

" Reaching the  highest perfection , and having 
attained Me , the great ones are no more subject to 
re-birth on this earth, which is the dhukkAlayam
( the abode of sorrows)--All the worlds , Oh ArjunA ,
including the realm of BrahmA are subject to rebirth
and dissolution , but after attaining Me , Oh son of
Kunthi , there is no re-birth".

The uncanny simplicity of MM 's summary of 
the profound upadEsam of Swamy NammAzhwAr in this 
third decad of the first centum is awe inspiring. 
Sri MM says : (1) "Paran PatthudayOrkku yenRum 
yeLiyavan (2)Paran PiRappAl yeLiyavan (3)patthudayOrkku
yenRum Mutthi Tarum Paran. Therefore AhwAr according to
MM invites the BhakthAs to meditate on the Lord with
glowing and ardent devotion ( MooNDa anbAl patthi seyum).
As a result , your samsAric ties will break and you 
will attain Parama Padham . These are the sweet 
instructions of Swamy NammAzhwAr according to MM.

In this paasuram , MM focuses on Swamy NammAzhwAr's 
upadEsam that the Lord is "piRappAl yeLiyan" 
( avathAratthinAl sulabhan aanavan or One , who becomes 
readily accessible as a result of His incarnation as 
Raaman and KrishNan).Although He is the greatest of 
the greatest (parAth Paran), He descends on this earth 
by His own sankalpam. This Mutthi tarum Paran becomes 
YeLiyavan to His bhakthAs . Those who understand this
avathAra rahsyams (GitA: 4.7)qualify for Moksham.

Links to the ThiruvAimozhi Pathikam of I.3.1-11
1." Patthu udai adiyavarkku yeLiyavan,
piRarkaLukku ariya Vitthahan" --TVM:I.1.3.1
( He is Parama Soulabhyan for His BhakthAs
in the spirit of the statement: "BhakthyA
vEdhmi JanArdhanam). For those without Bhakthi,
He is not easily attainable (Dhurlabhan).

2."Ahatthanan , puRatthanan"--TVM I.3.2
( He is ease of reach for Adiyavars and 
inaccessible to the others).

3." Andham ill Aadhi amm Bhagavan --uNarvu koNDu
uNarnthu vaNakku Udai Tavam neRi vazhi ninRu puRam neRi
kaLai kattu pasai aRa uNakkumin "--TVM I.3.5

(Please drive away the attachment arising from
pursuit of Kaamya Maargams and devote yourself to
Bhakthi yOgam , meditate on BhagavAn's upadEsam
in Githai while supporting yourself with the staff
of NamaskAram to Him ).Anjali Vaibhavam is hinted here.

4." uNarnthu uNarnthu uraitthu iRanjumin "--TVM I.3.6

( Banish your cycles of births and deaths by learning from 
BhagavathAs about the Vigraham and true SvarUpam of
the Lord , clear your doubts , teach about them (what
you have learned) , hold that jn~Anam etched in Your hearts 
and then surrender to Him for MOksham ).

The upadEsam , " UpadEsAth Harim BhudhvA viramEth 
Sarva Karmasu " has been linked to this passage of TVM
by UtthamUr Swamy. 

5." Nammudai NaaLL Avanidai nanRU yena nalam seyvathu "--TVM I.3.7

( In our alloted life time , we should engage in 
Bhakthi Yogam with unswerving mind on Sriman NaarAyaNan.
That is the most auspicious approach).  

6. ivai patthum vallAr amararOdu senRu , tamm
pRavi am siRai aRuvar--TVM I.3.11

( Those who learn and practise the meanings of
these ten paasurams (of I.3.1-10) will join
the Nithya Sooris in their exalted place of 
Parama Padham after  destroying their horrible 
prisons of SamsAram here ).

Swamy NammAzhwAr ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam ,
Vaazhi Maamunivan ThiruvAimozhi NooRRandhAthi ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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