thiruvAimozhi – 9.2 – paNdainAL

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Previous decad


Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

See nampiLLai’s introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

See nampiLLai’s introduction.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

In the second decad, previously, AzhwAr mercifully explained the aptness of the natural relative sarvESvaran being the goal and highlighted the following aspects with the desire to serve him while he is mercifully resting:

  1. the lotus-eyed nature of emperumAn who is the recipient of such service
  2. his matching relationship
  3. being favoured by SrI mahAlakshmi
  4. his beautiful form
  5. his beautiful and gentle smile
  6. his vehicle and weapons which are there for the sake of his devotees
  7. his distinguished paraphernalia
  8. his being the creator of all universes
  9. his great tenderness
  10. his being served by SrI mahAlakshmi and bhUmip pirAtti

Meditating upon these, AzhwAr mercifully prays at the divine feet of sarvESvara who is mercifully reclining in thiruppuLingudi saying “you who have such greatness, should mercifully shower your glance at us who are exclusive servitors for you; while you lift your divine feet and place them on my head and acknowledge me, you should do that by mercifully arriving along with SrI mahAlakshmi; you should mercifully walk towards me matching the desire to do so; you should appear with a smiling face in front of me; with your divine weapons, you should be on periya thiruvadi (garudAzhwAr) while standing in front of me; you should mercifully be in front of me with your distinguished paraphernalia; you should mercifully be here for the well being of all universes; you should make me enjoy such tender form of yours; you should engage me at your divine feet just as you engage your divine consorts”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction

In the previous decad, AzhwAr said “All entities other than emperumAn are incidental relatives; he is the only natural relative”; if he is the natural relative, engagement with such relative cannot be avoided. While AzhwAr went to thiruppuLingudi where such natural relative is mercifully reclining to engage in all manners with him, he did not enquire about AzhwAr’s well-being; he did not mercifully shower his cool glance and he did not speak a few consoling words; due to not seeing any of these, AzhwAr became distressed; even that distress will be eliminated  if he presents himself. Something bigger than that occurred too – AzhwAr started fearing “emperumAn is reclining in the same posture to strain his own divine form; what will happen to him?” Previously in thiruvAimozhi 5.8ArAvamudhE“, AzhwAr became upset thinking “he is not eliminating my sorrow”; here AzhwAr is becoming upset thinking “he is neither eliminating my sorrow nor his sorrow”. Hence with such sorrow as said in thiruvAimozhi 8.3.5kodiyAr mAdak kOLUr agaththum puLingudiyum, madiyAdhinnE” (thirukkOLUr which is having mansions with abundance of flags and in thiruppuLingudi), AzhwAr says with great sorrow “You should mercifully shower your cool glance to eliminate my sorrow; you should mercifully place your divine feet on my head; you should mercifully show the divine presence of your highness and divine consorts; there cannot be anything less than the benefit that was received by sanjaya”. mahAbhAratham udhyOga parvam 49 “yathra krushNau cha krushNA cha sathyabhAmA cha bhAminI …” (where krishNa, arjuna, dhraupadhi and the beautiful sathyabhAmA are (intimately) present, even abhimanyu or nakula/sahadhEva have not even gone – sanjaya (after seeing it) says to dhrudhrAshtra), kaNNan emperumAn showed that divine vision to him which cannot be seen by one’s own sons) – generally when mother and father are present together, it is not that the children cannot be there; but they [krishNa, sathyabAmA, arjuna, dhraupadhi] were present in such a manner that even the children cannot enter; in such state, emperumAn invited me inside and showed that divine sight. [AzhwAr says] In this manner you should show me the divine sight of your highness and your divine consorts being together; being joyful in granting my such divine sight, you should mercifully walk around a few steps; I wish to see your gentle smile which occurred due to seeing favourable person [me]; you should mercifully speak to me”; in this manner AzhwAr speaks to emperumAn in privacy after closing the doors, revealing his heart and urging “I should get these immediately”. In the previous decad, AzhwAr enjoyed prApthi (goal – bhagavAn); in this decad, AzhwAr is desiring the prApthi palam (subsequent activity after attaining the goal).

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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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