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thiruvAimozhi – 9.4 – maiyAr

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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 fourth decad, previously, AzhwAr enjoyed emperumAn‘s great simplicity and became heart-broken, and desired saying “I should enjoy such Sriya:pathi with simplicity” and highlighted the following aspects:

  1. his being with lakshmi which matches AzhwAr’s desire
  2. the greatly desirable aspect in him
  3. his protection of his devotees
  4. his being related to everyone
  5. his qualities such as kAraNathva (being the cause)
  6. his residing in paramapadham
  7. his being present in AzhwAr’s heart
  8. his qualities such as being antharyAmi of all
  9. his acceptance of our small services
  10. his natural relationship

Meditating upon these, due to the desire of “I should enjoy such emperumAn“, as emperumAn manifests himself to relieve AzhwAr’s sorrow, where AzhwAr and his senses became immersed in him, AzhwAr becomes very blissful saying “I have sung this thiruvAimozhi at his divine feet for the pleasure of his devotees and got uplifted”.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction

For ISvara’s svAthanthriyam (independence), he is the cause; for his qualities such as Seelam (simplicity), pirAtti is the cause. Will his simplicity not be under his control then? No – it is not like that; when we analyse, just as his svAthanthriyam, his togetherness with her is also eternal [thus, his simplicity is also eternal and fully under his control]. bhAshyakArar, [in SrI gIthA bhAshyam], who desired to describe emperumAn as “SrI vallabha:” (one who is dear to SrI mahAlakshmi), while determining his svarUpam (true nature), before highlighting gyAnam, Anandham (omniscience, bliss) etc, referred to his being “Sriya:pathi:” (divine consort of SrI mahAlakshmi) [hence, his simplicity which is caused by pirAtti, is also a natural/eternal quality only]. AzhwAr enjoyed such emperumAn’s simplicity and it’s cause – his being the consort of pirAtti, in the previous decad. Since emperumAn has great, auspicious qualities which stimulate the desire to attain him quickly and since pirAtti who facilitates such attainment of him is present near him, AzhwAr got the desire to attain him immediately. But since he did not attain emperumAn immediately, he became distressed. As the attainable lord with auspicious qualities is present and the one who facilitates the attainment is present in close proximity, he could not be patient; hence, pretending like chEthanas (sentient beings), each of his senses started craving for emperumAn separately and he too craved to attain him, due to his recollection of the state in thiruvAimozhi 3.8mudiyAnE“. This decad reflects AzhwAr‘s state in many other decads; AzhwAr’s mood in decads such as thiruvAimozhi 10.7 “senjoRkavi“, thiruvAimozhi 4.5vIRRirundhu Ezhulagu“, thiruvAimozhi 7.9enRaikkum ennai” and thiruvAimozhi 3.8mudiyAnE” are reflected in this decad. In this manner AzhwAr and his senses craved for emperumAn individually. emperumAn hurriedly arriving to rescue SrI gajEndhrAzhwAn can be said as patient arrival when we see how he quickly arrived [within a fraction of a moment] through the pillar to rescue prahlAdhAzhwAn; AzhwAr too expects similar arrival of emperumAn here. AzhwAr meditates about his own state, the craving which is the reason for such state and how emperumAn arrived knowing AzhwAr’s craving and showed himself. He becomes blissful and says “I have accomplished what is to be accomplished; I got to serve emperumAn; became enlivened; I have become a benefactor for all SrIvaishNavas; what an amazing gain for a person, is this!” He speaks about the benefit he attained and completes the decad.

Each pAsuram is discussed subsequently.

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