thiruvAimozhi – 10.1.7 – maRRilam araN

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the seventh pAsuram, AzhwAr says “As we approach thirumOgur which is the abode of emperumAn who is the cause of all and hence cannot avoid protecting us, all our sorrows will be immediately eliminated”.

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.

pAsuram

maRRilam arAn vAn perum pAzh thani mudhalA
suRRum nIr padaiththu adhan vazhith thol muni mudhalA
muRRum dhEvarOdu ulagu seyvAn thirumOgUr
suRRi nAm valam seyya nam thuyar kedum kadidhE

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

thani – having uniqueness (of not being created etc as said in “ajAmEkAm“)

(being the singular cause of many effects)
vAn – having ultimate greatness (to have all the effects in a fraction of himself)
peru – having the ability to create all effects
pAzh mudhalA – starting with prakruthi (primordial matter)
suRRum – pervading everywhere
nIr – causal water
padaiththu – creating
adhan vazhi – through that
thol – being ancient (since he is existing prior to the creation of the worlds inside the oval shaped universe)
muni mudhalA – brahmA who contemplates the creation process and others
muRRum dhEvarOdu – with all dhEvathAs
muRum ulagu – the whole material realm
seyvAn – one who creates, his
thirumOgUr – thirumOgUr
suRRi valam nAm seyya – as we (joyfully) perform favourable acts such as circumambulation etc
nam – our
thuyar – suffering due to the loneliness
kadidu – immediately
kedum – will go;

(hence)
maRRu araN ilam – we don’t have any other protection.

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

emperumAn is having uniqueness, ultimate greatness and the ability to create all effects in the whole material realm, creates everything starting with primordial matter, the all-pervading causal water, and creates the ancient brahmA who contemplates the creation process, and others including dhEvathAs; as we perform favourable acts such as circumambulation etc in his thirumOgUr, our suffering due to the loneliness will immediately go. Hence, we don’t have any other protection.

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

  • maRRilam araN – We don’t have any other refuge.  When asked “can he protect us?” AzhwAr says “this is his nature” in the remaining portion of the pAsuram.
  • vAn … – Starting with the distinguished mUla prakruthi (primordial matter) which remains strong even if all the material entities which are the effects, get annihilated.
  • suRRu nIr padaiththu – As said in manu smruthi “apa Eva sasarjAthau“ (first, he created water), creating the causal water which surrounds everything.
  • adhan vazhith thol muni mudhalA – Through that, creating dhEvathAs starting with chathurmuka (four-headed) brahmA who is ancient and who engages in contemplation.
  • muRRum dhEvarOdu ulagu sevyAn thirumOgUr – thirumOgUr, the abode of emperumAn who creates all celestial species and all worlds.
  • suRRi nAm valam seyya – As we reach there and engage in circumambulation etc.
  • nam thuyar kedum kadidhE – Our sorrow of thinking that we have no companion in our [final] journey will immediately go. It is said in thaiththirIya upanishath Anandhavalli 6,7 “athasO bhayam gathO bhavathi” (he will get rid of fear of samsAram); hence, there is no need for any other protection.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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