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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