thiruvAimozhi – 1.9 – ivaiyum

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Highlights from thirukkurugaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

AzhwAr says “emperumAn mercifully bonded with me like this”.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the ninth decad – sarvEsvaran gave divine eyes to arjuna (who wanted to fully visualise and enjoy emperumAn after (directly) hearing from him about his glories), showed arjuna his viswarUpam and mercifully uplifted him. Similarly, bhagavAn being the sarvEsvaran (supreme lord), sriya:pathi (husband of srI mahAlakshmi), parama rasika (very appreciative) and one who has become one with AzhwAr after being overwhelmed by AzhwAr’s devotion, to AzhwAr whose bhakthi is very matured due to meditating upon emperumAn‘s sincerity, [emperumAn] manifests his most enjoyable nature, forms etc (which are enjoyable by his divine consorts et al). He also bonds with AzhwAr like he bonds with those dear ones (like his divine consorts et al) to the full satisfaction of AzhwAr through all means/senses as much as he can take and AzhwAr thus becomes greatly pleased.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

In the ninth decad – sarvEsvaran who is sincere/honest and who is explained by AzhwAr to be “poy kalavAdhu en mey kalandhAn” (thiruvAimozhi 1.8.5 – without any deceit he united with me), “en eN thAn AnAn” (thiruvAimozhi 1.8.7 – he pursued my desires), wanted to enjoy with AzhwAr along with his auspicious qualities, forms, consorts etc., and thought “what if he becomes overwhelmed with joy and breaks down completely?”, decided to bring him joy step by step. Here, AzhwAr mercifully explains how emperumAn starts approaching him, being in close proximity, standing side-by-side, climbing on him, entering his heart, being on his shoulders, being in his tongue, being in his eyes, being in his forehead, being on top of his head and completely overwhelming him in the end.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction

In the previous decad, AzhwAr contemplated sarvEsvaran‘s sincerity. In this decad, AzhwAr explains sarvEsvaran’s engagement with such devotees who contemplate upon emperumAn‘s qualities. Being the supreme lord, divine husband of srI mahAlakshmi, being most appreciative, he became overwhelmed by AzhwAr‘s devotion and became inseparable from him. AzhwAr became too attached towards emperumAn on contemplating emperumAn’s Arjavam (sincerity). emperumAn observed that it was a good opportunity for him [to get closer to AzhwAr], triggers the taste in AzhwAr towards him and fulfils AzhwAr‘s desire too, just like how he instigated arjuna to ask him to reveal his full glories, blesses him with divine eyes as said in bhagavath gIthA 11.8 “dhivyam dhdhAmi thE chakshu:” and revealed his viswarUpam (universal form) for him. He shares with AzhwAr, the experience of many personalities in nithya vibhUthi (paramapadham – spiritual realm) – he treats his consorts as his wives and engages with them as such; he treats thiruvadi (garudAzhwAr) as his vehicle; he treats thiruvananthAzhwAn (Adhi sEshan) as his bed; thus emperumAn engages with AzhwAr himself in many different ways which he deals with many personalities. That too, instead of doing it at once (like an ocean flowing towards a small hole), he does it step-by-step. AzhwAr too enjoys emperumAn through all his senses and all manners to his full satisfaction and subsequently sings out of such great loving experience.

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), lived in SrIperumbUthUr, presently living in SrIrangam. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust ( initiatives.

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