thiruvAimozhi – 1.9.9 – kamalak kaNNan

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In ninth pAsuram – AzhwAr says “emperumAn who is the creator of all, arrived on my forehead”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

Subsequently, AzhwAr says “While shining in my eyes, he who is the creator of all, became seated in the middle of my forehead”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

In ninth pAsuram – AzhwAr says “emperumAn who created everything by a fraction (small portion) of his will, became seated in one my body parts (forehead) and sustained himself”.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

Ninth pAsuram – AzhwAr says “After feeling satisfied  in being present in the eyes, emperumAn arrived at my forehead”.

pAsuram

kamalak kaNNan en kaNNin uLLAn kANbavan avan kaNgaLAlE
amalangaLAga vizhikkum aim pulanum avan mUrththi
kamalaththu ayan nambi thannaik kaNNudhalAnOdum thORRi
amalath theyvaththOdu ulagam Akki en neRRi uLLAnE

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Word-by-Word meanings (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

kamalak kaNNan – one who is lotus-eyed
en kaNNin uLLAn – becomes the object of my vision
kANban – (With that, after eliminating the state of “na chakshushA pasyathi” (cannot be seen by the eyes),) I saw him
avan – (that is because) that lotus-eyed emperumAn
than kaNgaLAlE – with his eyes
amalangaLAga – eliminating the dirt such as ignorance, etc
vizhikkum – glance over me
aim pulanum – (with that,) eyes and all other senses (totally 5 – eyes, ears nose, skin, tongue)
avan mUrththi – became forms of him (he is the substratum) and his servitors
kamalaththu – (Who is the one who did this to me?) being born in lotus flower
ayan – brahmA who is known as aja
nambi thannai – Being complete to fulfill his tasks such as creation, etc
kaN nuthalAnOdum – along with visibly powerful rudhra due to having the third eye in his forehead
thORRi – creating them
amalam – (starting with them,) having abundant goodness
theyvaththOdu – along with the dhEvathAs
ulagam – universes
Akki – one who naturally creates
en – (preserving these qualities,) in one of my body parts
neRRi uLAn – became placed in my forehead

Simple transalation (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

emperumAn who is lotus-eyed, becomes visible to me and I saw him because he glanced me mercifully eliminating my ignorance, etc., and thus my senses became subservient to him. This is the same emperumAn who is the creator of the most complete brahmA who is born in the lotus flower (from the navel of bhagavAn), the most capable rudhra who has the third eye, many other dhEvathAs who are filled with goodness and the universes. With all these qualities, he became seated in my forehead.

vyAkyAnams (commentaries)

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s vyAkyAnam

See vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s translation.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

  • kamalak kaNNan en kaNNin uLLAn – puNdarikAkshan (lotus-eyed lord) became visible to my eyes. This destroys the view point of bruhadhAraNyaka upanishath 4.6.62 “na chakshushA gruhyathE” (not graspable by eyes).

When he manifested his form to your eyes, what did you do?

  • kANban – I saw and enjoyed that.

How were you able to see and enjoy his form?

  • avan kaNgaLAlE amangaLAga vizhikkum – He mercifully glanced over me with his divine eyes and removed my blemishes (which are obstacles to see him) and facilitated me to see him.

But don’t our senses stop you from seeing him (being attached to worldly pleasures)?

  • aim pulanum avan mUrththi – Even those senses became completely subservient to him like a body to the soul.
  • kamalaththu ayan … – brahmA who was born directly from the navel of emperumAn, one who is having such distinct birth from all others (generally every one is born from a woman), one never goes back to emperumAn with any doubts, etc., while creating other beings, created rudhra who has the third eye in his forehead, other dhEvathAs with abundance of goodness and other universes. “Akki” indicates that emperumAn is the natural creator of all.
  • en neRRi uLAnE – He created the universe according to the karma and let it take care of itself. But he arrived into my forehead, with any expectation to stay here permanently.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

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