periya thirumozhi – 2.6.10 – kadi kamazhum

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Highlights from avathArikai (Introduction)

No specific introduction.

pAsuram

kadi kamazhum nedumaRugil kadalmallaith thalasayanaththu
adigaL adiyE ninaiyum adiyavargaL tham adiyAn
vadikoL nedu vEl valavan kalikanRi oli vallAr
mudikoL nedu mannavar tham mudhalvar mudhal AvarE

Word-by-Word meanings

kadi – good fragrance
kamzhum – blowing
nedu – wide
maRugil – having streets
kadal mallai – in thirukkadalmallai
thala sayanaththu – mercifully reclining in sthalasayanam
adigaL – lord’s
adi – divine feet
ninaiyum adiyavargaL tham – the servitors who think about, their
adiyAn – being a servitor
vadi koL – having sharpness
nedu – big
vEl valavan – one who can fight using the spear
kali kanRi – thirumangai AzhwAr
oli – this decad which is mercifully spoken by
vallAr – those who can learn
mudi koL – crowned
nedu mannavar tham mudhalvar – for the emperors
mudhalAvAr — will become the leader

Simple translation

Those who can learn this decad which is mercifully spoken by thirumangai AzhwAr who can fight using the sharp, big spear and who is servitor of the servitors who think about the divine feet of the lord who is mercifully reclining in sthalasayanam in thirukkadalmallai which is having very fragrant, wide streets, will become the leader for the crowned emperors.

Highlights from vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

kadi kamazhum … – AzhwAr who remained a servitor of the servitors who always meditate upon the divine feet of the sarvaswAmi (lord of all) who is mercifully residing in thirukkadalmallai which has wide streets where fragrance is blowing. For AzhwAr, the identity of self is not gyAnam (knowledge) and Anandham (bliss), but is bhAgavatha SEshathvam (servitude towards bhAgavathas).

vadi koL nedu vEl valavan … – Just as he is holding the spear for protection in his hand, he is having servitude also as his unique identity, by remaining in servitude towards bhAgavathas. Those who can learn and practice this decad which is composed by AzhwAr who is having sharp and huge spear and is capable of eliminating the enemies.

mudi koL … – Will be at par with nithyasUris who are the controllers of brahmA et al who control the crowned, independent emperors of this world.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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