pUrva dhinacharyA – 27

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Tatvam Divyaprabandhanam saram samsara vairinam /
Sarasam sarahasyanam vyasakshanam namami tham //

(w to w) samsara vairinam  – eradicates the birth, sarahasyanam  – combined with the meaning of Tirumantra, Dvaya and Charama Sloka, Divyaprabandhanam  – for the Divya Prabandham of Alwars, saram  – have power to eradicate the birth, Tatvam  – The Acharya is Chief, the means and goal which is the true nature of soul,  Sarasam  – with greater sweet, vyasakshanam  – explaining without any doubt, tham  – that Mamunigal, namami  – I am worshipping.

(Commentary) Alwar’s Divya Prabandhams eradicate the cycle of birth. This is stated in the concluding hymns of Tiruviruttam (100), in Tiruvoymozhi (4.8.11) and other places also.  The cursory glance of the above Rahasyas explains that the Lord is Chief, He is the means and He is the goal.  If one dwells deep into this, it is derived that the devotees of Lord are the Chief, the means and the goal.  Further if one pursues analyzing these, Acharya is Chief, the means and the goal. Thus, the Rahasyas  give importance to the third meaning of Acharya who is all, as Acharyas like Madhurakavi and others who practiced Acharyanishta. Here, Mamunigal, otherwise called Yathindrapravanar is imbibed in Sri Ramanuja, as he considered him as the Chief, the means and the goal which is the gist of Divya Prabandhas, and preached this to his disciples. As explained before among the Acharyas, Sri Ramanuja is great. Seshi – Chief, Prapyan – Refugee, Upayam – to attain the Chief who is the means. Acharya is the Chief to whom service is to be done; one need not search for other means and approach the Acharya as the only means. This is the gist of Rahasyatraya. Mamunigal preached this to his disciples and for this one has to prostate with head. Hence, the word tham namami is used which means that Erumbiappa is worshipping.  

Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD

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