thiruvAimozhi – 7.10.9 – thIvinai uLLaththin

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the ninth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “If I were to get both SrIvaikuNtam (paramapadham) and thiruvARanviLai, my heart will choose thiruvARanviLai which is desired and reached by the residents of paramapdham itself”.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

See nanjIyar‘s introduction.


thIvinai uLLaththin sArvallavAgith theLivisumbERal uRRAl
nAvin uLLum uLLaththuLLum amaindha thozhilin uLLum navinRu
yAvarum vandhu vaNangum pozhil thiruvARanviLai adhanai
mEvi valanjeydhu kai thozhak kUdungol? ennum en sindhanaiyE


Word-by-Word meanings (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

thI – cruel
vinai – sins
uLLaththin – in the heart
sArvu allavAgi – without fitting
theLi – having clarity (to cause self realisation)
visumbu – supreme sky
ERal – to climb/reach
uRRAl – even if got
en – my
sindhanai – heart
nAvin uLLum uLLaththuLLum – in mind and speech
amaindha – matching
thozhilin uLLum – in acts
navinRu – with harmony
yAvarum – residents of all realms (both spiritual and materialistic)
vandhu – come
vaNangum – to be worshipped
pozhil – having garden (which highlights the enjoyability)
thiruvARanviLai – thiruvARanviLai
adhanai – that abode itself
mEvi – reach
valam seydhu – by engaging in favourable acts
kai thozha – to worship by joined palms
kUdum kol – will it occur?
ennum – thinking

Simple translation (based on vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s 12000 padi)

As the cruel sins no longer fit in the heart, even if I get to reach the supreme sky which has clarity, my heart which is in harmony with the mind, speech and matching acts is thinking to  reach the abode of thiruvARanviLai which is reached and worshipped by residents of all places and which is having garden, and to worship with joined palms by engaging in favourable acts; will it occur?

vyAkyAnams (commentaries)

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s vyAkyAnam

See vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s translation.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s vyAkyAnam

See nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s vyAkyAnam as documented by vadakkuth thiruvIdhip piLLai

  • thIvinai … – when asked “You are talking about thiruvARanviLai as the goal due to the shrunk knowledge while being here; when the knowledge expands, you will change paramapadham to be your goal”, AzhwAr says “it is not like that; would you like to hear how I would be when my knowledge expands?”
  • thI vinai uLLaththin sArvallavAgi – The previously carried out avidhyA (ignorance), karma (acts), vAsanA (impressions) and ruchi (tastes) were in touch with the AthmA.
  • theLi visumbu ERal uRRAl – While setting out to reach thirunAdu (paramapadham).
  • nAvin uLLum … – thiruvARanviLai which is eternally, perfectly enjoyable, to be desired by those most wise souls who are present in paramapadham and reach out here with their mind, speech and body.
  • mEvi … – I should go and reach that abode of thiruvARanviLai and engage in favourable acts.
  • kai thozhak kUdum kol ennum en sindhanaiyE – My heart is not obedient to me, as said in SrI rAmAyaNam uththara kANdam 40.16 “bhAvO nAnyathra gachchathi” (hanuman says – my mind will not focus on anyone else).

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), lived in SrIperumbUthUr, presently living in SrIrangam. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust ( initiatives.

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