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thiruvAimozhi – 6th centum

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Focus of this centum – SaraNyathva – bhagavAn being the refuge for all

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

In the previous centum, AzhwAr determined emperumAn‘s upAyathvam (being the means). Subsequently, to explain the pursuit of such means, AzhwAr explains the following aspects (in each decad):

  1. The way the pursuit of the means succeeds through AchAryas who connect [the AthmAs and bhagavAn]
  2. That the favourable outlook of the adhikAri who is in pursuit, towards bhagavAn is desirable
  3. That there is no doubt in bestowing the result by bhagavAn who has agatithagatanA sAmarthyam (capability to accomplish impossible tasks)
  4. That the surrendering towards bhagavAn is convenient to perform since he has attractive activities
  5. That for those who desire the proximity with emperumAn, it is desirable to have detachment towards others
  6. the elimination of svasvAthanthriyam (independence of self) to have the self and belongings to exist totally for bhagavAn
  7. his being with the urge towards bhagavAn who is the cause for sustenance etc
  8. his great fondness towards the AchAryas who are close to those who have the urge [towards bhagavAn]
  9. That the great attachment towards bhagavAn is a quality of the adhikAri (the person who is in pursuit of emperumAn)
  10. the surrender along with its ancillary aspects towards the lord who is the refuge and the protector of all

With these aspects, AzhwAr mercifully explains the practical application of the pre-existing [natural] means [bhagavAn].

We will see each thiruvAimozhi (decad) in detail.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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iraNdAm thiruvandhAdhi – 7 – kazhal eduththu vAy madiththu

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AzhwAr tells his divine mind that this being his [emperumAn’s] nature, keep meditating on his divine feet with affection, without any break. Only those who give up the worldly pursuits and desire only him, will get to have his dharSan (see him). AzhwAr tells his mind, hence you too desire him and attain him. When asked whether there are any hurdles to attaining him, AzhwAr says that those hurdles will suffer the fate of the demon, namuchi.

Let us go through the pAsuram and its meanings

kazhal eduththu vAy madiththuk kaN suzhanRu mARRAr
azhal eduththa sindhaiyarAy anja thazhal eduththa
pOr Azhi EndhinAn pon malarch chEvadiyE
Or Azhi nenjE ugandhu

Word by Word Meaning

Azhi nenjE – Oh mind, which is as deep as the ocean!

(Earlier, during the time of thrivikrama incarnation)
kazhal eduththu – as one who lifted his divine feet
mARRAr – those enemies such as namuchi
azhal eduththa sindhaiyarAy anja – shivering with their hearts burning like fire, out of fear
vAy madiththu – puckering his lips
kaN suzhanRu – rolling his eyes (such that his enemies will collapse by the mere look)
thazhal eduththa pOr Azhi – the sudharSana chakkaram (divine disc) which is spitting fire and is battle ready
EndhinAn – emperumAn who is donning
pon malar chE adiyE – the divine feet which are like beautiful flower
ugandhu Or – keep meditating, with desire.

vyAkyAnam

kazhal eduththu – lifting his divine foot when he measured the world. This implies that he blessed the dhEvas (celestial persons), the dwellers of upper worlds, who are his followers. On top of this, this also implies that he destroyed asuras (demons) who are not his followers.

vAy madiththu kaN suzhanRu mARRAr azhal eduththa sindhaiyarAy anja – two interpretations are given for this: emperumAn donned the divine disc such that demons such as namuchi were fearful with their lips puckered and their eyes rolling, and their hearts burning with the fear of fire. Or, these qualities (of puckering the lips and rolling the eyes) could be attributed to emperumAn and it could be said that he donned the divine disc which spewed scorching fire such that his enemies such as namuchi et al were grieving in fear.

pon malarch chEvadiyE – the divine feet which are like gold, like flower and are beautiful.

Or – try and meditate.

Azhi nenjE – Oh heart, which is deep.

When meditating on emperumAn’s divine feet,

ugandhu Or – meditate with desire. Do not meditate with your limitations. Meditate with desire. Instead of having to meditate out of necessity, meditate with desire.

Or – implies “try and attain”

We shall move on to the 8th pAsuram, next.

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thiruvAimozhi – 6th centum – audio

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