In this pAsuram, svAmi aruLALa perumAL emberumAnAr says that perumAL sriman nArAyaNan resides in the heart of those who regard their wealth, soul, body etc., as their AchAryan’s.
“பொருளும் உயிரும் உடம்பும் புகலும்
தெருளும் குணமும் செயலும் – அருள்புரிந்த
தன்னாரியன் பொருட்டாச் சங்கற்பம் செய்பவர் நெஞ்சு
“poruLum uyirum udambum pugalum
theruLum guNamum seyalum aruL purindha
thanAriyan poruttA changaRpam seybavar nenju
ennALum mAlukku idam”
|mAlukku||perumAL sriman nArAyaNan|
|nenju||in the heart of|
|changaRpam seybavar||who regard|
|uyirum||their life (i.e., one’s soul)|
|pugalum||their place of dwelling|
|guNamum||their good qualities and|
|seyalum||their deeds as|
|thanAriyan poruttA||none other than his AchAryan’s, who|
|aruL purindha||accepted this disciple out of extreme compassion|
poruLum: All the material wealth of a disciple
uyirum: A disciple’s life
udambum: A disciple’s body
pugalum A disciple’s place of dwelling (house etc.,)
theruLum A disciple’s knowledge
guNamum A disciple’s good characters like humility and the like.
Seyalum A disciple’s entire gamut of activities
aruL purindha thanAriyan poruttA: Here, AchAryan is being described. He is a person who does not ask anything in return for an action, does not look out for anything to be done as a requirement. Without demanding anything, out of sheer compassion, he showers his causeless grace on his disciple.
changaRpam seybavar nenju: With respect to such an AchAryan, if a disciple regards his everything including the likes of wealth, body, home, knowledge, good character and deeds, then such a person becomes the place of residence for perumAL.
ennALum mAlukku idam: perumAL resides in the heart of such a person aforementioned. HE does not resides momentarily but forever.
If a disciple were to regards his everything as AchAryan’s, then this pure thought makes perumAL extremely happy that HE resides there permanently. madhurakavi AzvAr was an AzhVar who did not know anyone except his AchAryan, namely svAmi nammAzhvAr. This could be seen from his own phrase “thevu maRRaRiyEn”, which means that he knew no god apart from his AchAryan. Going by his own phrase “annaiyAi aththanAi ennai Andidum thanmayAn satakOpan en nambiyE”, he regarded nammAzhvar as everything. kaNNan relishes being in the heart of such a devotee who has a pure heart . The heart of such an AzhvAr who knew no god apart from sriman nArAyaNan become the permanent place of dwelling for kaNNAn. svAmi aruLALa perumAL emberumAnAr, who is the author of this grantham called gyAna sAram, is being celebrated as “theruLArum madhurakavi nilai theLindhOn vAzhiye”. Hence, we could see his love and regards for his AchArya, namely svAmi emberumAnAr. sri Andal also was of this same elite league. We can infer this from her nAchiyAr thirumozhi pAsuram, “villupudhuvai vittuchithar thangaL thevarai valla parisu varuviparEL adhu kAndumE (nAchiyAr thirumozhi 10-10).