Arththi prabandham – 60

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Introduction

mAmunigaL thinks to himself, “Why do we have to yearn for our goal/objective anymore? Everything that periya perumAL had bestowed emperumAnAr with, will automatically be applicable to us as well, as we are at the lotus feet of emperumAnAr. It automatically applies to us because we are the children of emperumAnAr”. Thus, in this final pAsuram, mAmunigAL is extremely gleeful as he is bestowed with all the things that emperumAnAr was given by periya perumAL.

maNavALa mAmunigAL thiruvadigaLE SaraNam!!!

pAsuram 60

indha arangaththu inidhu iru nIyenRu arangar
endhai ethirAsarkkIndha varam sindhai seyyil
nammadhanRO nenjame naRRAdhai sompudhalvar
thammadhanRO thAyamuRai thAn

Word-by-Word meanings

arangar – periya perumAL
indha arangaththu – in this kOyil (SrIrangam)
inidhu iru nIyenRu – told “SrIrangE sukhamAsva” (be happily settled in SrIrangam)
endhai ethirAsarkku – to my father emperumAnAr.
nenjamE – Hey my heart!!!
sindhai seyyil – If we were to thinking about this
indha varam – precious boon that was bestowed by periya perumAL to emperumAnAr
nammadhanRO – isn’t it true that the boon is actually ours too?
naRRAdhai – emperumAnAr is our causeless father.
thAyamuRai thAn – Because one’s parents’
sompudhalvar thammadhanRO – properties are automatically transferred to the sons.

(mAmunigaL says to his heart, “Hey! my dear heart. Hence, we do not have to do anything on our part. Everything is readily available by default. Our burden is not a burden anymore for us (implying that emperumAnAr will take care of the burden and that he in fact has taken care of mAmunigaL by granting him his wish).

Concluding Note

periya perumAL bestowed emperumAnAr with both HIS wealth namely nithya vibhUthi (paramapadham) and leelA vibhUthi (all the remaining places that are not paramapadham). Hence, emperumAnAr is celebrated as “SrI vishNu lOka maNi maNdapa mArgadhAyi” (dhAti panchakam 5). emperumAnAr is the leader of all prapannas. It is such emperumAnAr, that jIyar who is also known as “maNavALa mAmunigaL”, “yathIndra pravaNar”, surrendered himself totally. He performed prapaththi to emperumAnAr. He got the ultimate goal of going to paramapadham and doing eternal kainkaryam to bhagavAn (and bhAgavathAs). This would mean, this same result would be bestowed to everyone who has the abhimAnam of emperumAnAr. This effectively means that everyone who has surrendered unto the lotus feet of emperumAnAr would beget his love in the first place upon which they will be transcended to infinite bliss in paramapadham once and for all.

Simple Translation

In this final pAsuram, mAmunigaL is very happy because he knows that everything that he had asked for is readily available to him, thanks to his association with emperumAnAr. This was possible in the first place because periya perumAL had literally granted everything to emperumAnAr earlier as revealed by the verses in gadhya thrayam. As a child of emperumAnAr, mAmunigaL is very happy that all the boons (kainkaryam starting from the remainder of this life to doing kainkaryam at paramapdham) that periya perumAL bestowed emperumAnAr will be enjoyed by him (mAmunigaL) as well.

Explanation

mAmunigal tells his heart, “hey! My dear heart! Remember what periya perumAL told our father emperumAnAr! Remember HIS words from SaraNAgathi gadhyam. Firstly HE told, “dhvayam arthAnusandhAnEna sahasadhaivam vakthA yAvachcharIra pAdham aththraiva SrIrangE sukhamAsva”. After this, HE said something that starts from “SarIra pAdha samayEthu” and ending with “nithyakinkarO bhavishyasi mAthE bhUthathra samsaya: ithi mayayvahyuktham athasthvam thava thathvathO mathgyAna dharShanaprApthishU nissamsaya: sukhamAsva”. periya perumAL clearly bestowed our father emperumAnAr with everything needed to continue the reminder of his journey of life in this world as well as what he would get once he leaves this earth (which is nothing but kainkaryam in paramapadham). periya perumAL HIMSELF gave all these boon to emperumAnAr. If we were to closely examine this boon, we, the children of emperumAnAr, will automatically be entitled to these boons. This is because, all the properties of parents is automatically inherited by their children. Hence, my dear heart! We do not have to strive for anything on our own any longer. Everything is available readily to us, thanks to emperumAnAr. periya perumAL bestowed emperumAnAr with both HIS wealth namely nithya vibhUthi (paramapadham) and leelA vibhUthi (all the remaining places that are not paramapadham). Hence, emperumAnAr is celebrated as “SrI vishNu lOka maNi maNdapa mArgadhAyi” (dhAti panchakam 5). emperumAnAr is the leader of all prapannas. Towards such emperumAnAr, jIyar who is also known as “maNavALa mAmunigaL”, “yathIndra pravaNar”, surrendered himself totally. He performed prapaththi to emperumAnAr. He got the ultimate thing of going to paramapadham and doing eternal kainkaryam to bhagavAn (and bhAgavathas). This would mean, this same result would be bestowed to everyone who has the abhimAnam of emperumAnAr. This effectively means that everyone who has surrendered unto the lotus feet of emperumAnAr would beget his love as a starting point, upon which they will be transcended to infinite bliss in paramapadham once and for all.

There are lots of times when mAmunigaL exclaims “ethirAsA! ethirAsA!”. mAmunigaL sends the message that emperumAnAr is the leader of yathis. All his Sishyas heap praises on their leader “yathirAja” by chanting his names constantly. mAmunigaL feels that he is also one among the Sishyas and hence he is also entitled to chant his names constantly as per “yadhyassudhasathvA:”. Hence, mAmunigal always advocates to tell his name “ethirAsa! ethirAsA”.

jIyar thiruvadigaLE SaraNam

adiyEn santhAnam ramanuja dasan

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