SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
Paredyuhu paschime yame yaminyas samupasthithe |
Prabudhya saranam gathva param guruparamparam ||
(w to w) Paredyuhu – The next day of my unexpected association with Mamunigal, paschime yame – in the last part of the night, samupasthithe sathi – when approached, Prabudhya – Mamunigal awakened from sleep, param – great, guruparamparam – lineage of Acharyas beginning from Sriman Narayana to Mamunigal’s Acharya Tiruvoymozhippillai, gathva – by meditating and seeking refuge,…..
(Commentary) Here, Erumbiappa elaborates what was said concisely earlier. He elaborates the performance of daily duties of Mamunigal. In Charama Sloka of Bhagavat Gita, Lord Krishna ordained to abandon all dharmas to those who take the Lord (Siddhopaya upto Acharya) as a means to attain liberation. Even then, the elders must perform daily rituals as bhagavat kainkarya rupa for the sake of the people to follow the same. Following this policy, as stated earlier, Mamunigal was performing the five parts i.e. accession (abhigamanam), to be offered (ejjai) etc. in five times of a day as bhagavat kainkarya. The Sastra also emphasizes that a disciple must follow the performance of daily rituals of one’s Acharya with due devotion on Acharya. With these points, Erumbiappa wrote this Dinacharya of Mamunigal. It is to be noted as said earlier that this Stotra sanctifies the ghosti of Sri Vaishnavas during Tadheeyaradhana, as Mamunigal is the sanctifier (pankthipavanar).
Since, there’s a mention about the recitation of rahasyanusandhanam, in the next Sloka, here, Guruparamparanusandhanam is to be interpreted as a part of that. One should not meditate rahasyanusandhyanam without Guruparampara. Here, Guruparampara means the lineage of our Acharyas who preach us that the Lord is the means to attain liberation and experience the Lord by doing service which is effectively, the Moksha.
Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD
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