periya thirumozhi – 1.10 – kaNNAr

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AzhwAr highlighted his emptiness and surrendered to thiruvEngadamudaiyAn praying for kainkaryam; after surrendering bhAshyakArar [bhagavath rAmAnujar] prayed “You should eliminate prakruthi (body) which is in both gross and subtle form; you should eliminate ahankAram and mamakAram; you should eliminate the hurdles; you should cause parabhakthi etc [paragyAnam and paramabhakthi] in me”; similarly, AzhwAr is praying to sarvESvaran who eliminates the hurdles, who is the protector of all, who cannot sustain without materials which are touched by his devotees, who is naturally united with his devotees and who is easily approachable for all [these are all identified based on each of the pAsurams in this decad] saying “you should eliminate my hurdles; you should make me unable to sustain without you”; in this decad, it is said that emperumAn said “Have I not arrived and stood here to fulfil all your desires? ” and showed his presence in thirumalA and subsequently entered AzhwAr’s divine heart and caused parabhakthi etc. bhakthi is present both in prapanna (one who surrenders) and bhakthimAn (bhakthi yOga practitioner). It is said in SrI bhagavath gIthA 9.14namasyanthaS cha mAm bhakthyA” (bowing down to me, with devotion), with respect to both bhakthi and prapaththi.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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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), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. 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 koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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