SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
Anukampa pareevahaihi abhishechana purvakam /
Divyam padadvayam daththva deergam pranamatho mama //
(w to w) Anukampa pareevahaihi – by the great stream of grace, which doesn’t sustain seeing others’ sorrow, abhishechana purvakam – eradicate my sorrow initially by holy glance, deergam – for a longer time, pranamatha: – steadily prostrating on the floor with devotion, mama – for myself, divyam – splendorous, padadvayam – holy feet, daththva – place on my head……
(Commentary) Erumbiappa says that when he was once prostrating with much devotion lying on floor for a long time, Mamunigal placed his feet on his head with benign look which wiped out his distress. The word ‘Anukampa’ means that when one is shaken with trouble Mamunigal also feels the same pain. This is the ‘kindness’. Amarakosha reads ‘krupa daya anukampa’. Vishnu Dharma (4-36) says if one worships Krishna once that equals the glory of performing ten Ashwamedayaga. When one performs Ashwamedaya ten times one will experience Swarga and then certainly he will return to this world. But by worshipping Krishna, it can be said one will attain Paramapada and he will not have to return to this world. When such is the state for prostrating Bhagavan, there is no need to mention the benefits of prostrating before Acharya. ‘Divyam padadvayam’ means that the feet of Acharya is of greater importance than those of Bhagavan. One can notice that in Sri Vachana Bhushanam Sutra 433, it is said that the relationship with Acharya which is the cause for moskha is greater than the relationship with Bhagavan which is generally the cause of birth and moksha.
Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD
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