SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
How is that done? When asked “emperumAn becomes pleased with even a little bit of worship, there is nothing to be done for him; but even while there is a need, one need not approach him [and do anything for him]”, AzhwAr mercifully explains “due to the most enjoyable nature of emperumAn who is to be meditated upon, as he would be enjoyable during the time of pursuit as he is at the time of attaining the goal, surrendering unto him will be greatly enjoyable, just as the interactions with our beloved person”. In thiruvAimozhi 1.7 “piRavith thuyar aRa“; mAmunigaL mercifully explains this starting with “piRavi aRRu“.
piRavi aRRu nIL visumbil pEr inbam uykkum
thiRam aLikkum seelath thirumAl – aRaviniyan
paRRumavarkkenRu pagarmARan pAdhamE
uRRa thuNai enRu uLamE Odu
uLLamE – Oh heart!
piRavi aRRu – being relieved from having to take birth
nIL visumbil – in paramAKASa (supreme sky, parampadham)
pEr unbam uykkum thiRam – way to enjoy supreme bliss
aLikkum seelam – quality to mercifully grant
thirumAl – Sriya:pathi (lord of SrI mahAlakshmi)
paRRumavarkku – for those who surrender unto him
aRa iniyan enRu – saying that he is most enjoyable
pagar – mercifully spoke
mARan – AzhwAr‘s
pAdhamE – divine feet alone
uRRa thuNai enRu – considering as apt companion
Odu – quickly go and surrender
Oh heart! Considering that the divine feet of AzhwAr who mercifully spoke “Sriya:pathi who relieves those who surrender unto him from having to take birth and has the quality to grant the way to enjoy supreme bliss in paramapadham, is most enjoyable for them”, as the only apt companion, quickly go and surrender [unto him].
Highlights from vyAkyAnam
- piRavi aRRu nIL visumbil pEr inbam uykkum thiRam aLikkum seelath thirumAl – emperumAn who is Sriya:pathi and who has the quality of eliminating the birth from this material realm and mercifully granting eternal, perfect bliss in paramapadham. mAmunigaL is mercifully repeating what is said in thiruvAimozhi 1.6.9 “tharuma arum payanAya thirumagaLAr thanik kELvan” (emperumAn who has such greatness of lakshmI sambandham will bestow the goal which is difficult to accomplish).
- aRa iniyan paRRumavarkku enRu – Saying that emperumAn would be most enjoyable for those who surrender unto him. mAmunigaL is mercifully following the words of AzhwAr as in “eppAl evarkkum nalaththAl uyarndhuyarndhappalavan” (His bliss is unreachable by words/mind compared to all jIvAthmAs in all places) [2nd pAsuram] and in “thUya amudhaip parugip parugi en mAyap piRaviyai mayarvaRuththEnE” (By eternally enjoying that pure nectar, I eliminated my ignorance that was due to the birth which was caused by prakruthi) [3rd pAsuram]. Further, the pAsurams which explain his enjoyability as in “Azhip padai andhaNanai” (the pure lord who has chakra as his weapon) [1st pAsuram], “oN sudark kaRRaiyai” (radiant beam of light) [4th pAsuram], “viduvEnO en viLakkai” (will I leave my lamp) [5th pAsuram], “pinnum virAy malarththuzhAy vEyndha mudiyan” (emperumAn whose crown is covered with thuLasi leaves mixed with flowers) [6th pAsuram] and “pinnai nedum paNaith thOL magizh pIdudai munnai amarar muzhu mudhal” (the leader of nithyasUris, the one who has the greatness of enjoying embracing the wide, well-rounded shoulder of nappinnai).
- aRaviniyan paRRumavarkkenRu pagarmARan pAdhamE uRRa thuNai enRu uLLamE Odu – In this manner AzhwAr is mercifully explaining through this decad that emperumAn’s divine feet will be perfectly enjoyable for those who surrender unto him as said in SrI rAmAyaNam ayOdhyA kANdam 2.47 “guNairviruruchErAma:” (SrI rAma who shone by his qualities); oh heart! consider such AzhwAr’s divine feet as the means, quickly run towards them and surrender unto them, as said in periya thiruvandhAdhi 1 “mundhuRRa nenjE” (Oh heart who has gone ahead!)
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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