SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
kannavilum kAttagaththOr vallik kadimalarin 88
nannaRu vAsam maRRu ArAnum eydhAmE
mannum vaRu nilaththu vALAngu uguththadhupOl 89
ennudaiya peNmaiyum ennalanum en mulaiyum
Word by word meaning
kal navilum kAdu agaththu – in the forest which is full of stones
Or valli – (blossomed) in a creeper
kadi malarin – in a flower full of honey
nal naRu vAsam – great fragrance
maRRu ArAnum eydhAmE – not being useful for anyone
mannum vaRu nilaththu Angu vALA uguththadhu pOl – being wasted on the hard ground
pEdhaiyEn ennudaiya peNmai – my femininity, I being ignorant
en nalanum – my qualities
en mulaiyum – my bosom
pEdhaiyEn – I am a helpless girl, born only to suffer from this danger. While I should perish since I am unable to sustain myself being separated from him, I am still desirous to live with the hope of seeing him once again.
kal navilum kAttagaththu – Inside the forest which is full of stones. The svApadhESa (inner) meaning for this is just as mentioned in thiruvAimozhi 10-10-8 “perum thURAy” (this samsAram is like a huge bush), inside the forest of this samsAram which is full of suffering.
Or valli – A unique creeper in that forest. The svApadhESa meaning for this is – a jIvAthmA (sentient entity).
kadi malarin – a flower which is full of honey in that creeper. The svApadhESa meaning for this is – the sweet knowledge of the jIvAthmA.
nannaRu vAsam – distinguished fragrance from that flower. svApadhESa meaning – bhakthi (devotion) etc which are born out of that knowledge.
maRRArAnum eydhAmE – this fragrance is not meant for the flower but for others; but they are not attaining it. In svApadhESam this indicates that emperumAn is not the focus for that bhakthi.
vaRu nilaththu vALAngu uguththadhu pOl – just as it falls on the coarse ground and gets wasted. In svApadhESam this implies that the bhakthi which is meant for emperumAn is wasted on lowly entities (other deities].
ennudaiya peNmaiyum en nalanum en mulaiyum – In svApadhESam, peNmai refers to the basic nature of pArathanthriyam (exclusively dependent on emperumAn); nalam refers to the distinguished qualities of AthmA and mulai refers to bhakthi which is enjoyable [for emperumAn].
In the next article, we will discuss the next part of this prabandham.
adiyEn krishNa rAmAnuja dhAsan
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