SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
Suddathma Yamuna Guruththama Kuranatha
Bhattakya Desikavaroktha samastha naichyam /
Adyasthyasankuchitameva mayeeha loke
Thasmath Yathindra karunaiva thu mathgathisthe //
(w to w) He Yathindra -Come Yathiraja! eha loke –this world which has plenty of mistakes done by people, adya –the King Kali is reigning the kingdom in this time, Suddathma Yamuna Guruththama Kuranatha Bhattakya Desikavara –Yamunacharya, otherwise called Alawandar, who is faultless and possessing pure in the nature of soul, Kuresa, who is greatest in the fullness of attributes of soul, Sri Parasara Bhattar, who is greater than other Purvacharyas, uktha samastha naichyam –mentioned in their texts their lawlessness possessed by them, maye eva –in me only asankuchitam (asti) –existing fully (In others only lesser mistakes). thasmath – hence, the karuna thu –the mercy of your goodself, which is famous in the world, math gathihi eva – only myself mattered.
(Commentary) Alavandar, Kuresa and Sri Parasara Bhattar are pure in soul. The purity of soul means that they mentioned in their own texts about their mistakes which is actually not with each of them. Bhattar – Parasa Bhattar, son of Kuresa. His original name is Sri Ranganathan. Since Lord Ranganatha, otherwise known as Periya Perumal used to call him Bhatta Parasarar, the name is popular as Parasara Bhattar. There is a reason for this nomenclature as he established and preached Tirumal is Supreme like Sage Parasara in his text Sri Vishnu Purana.
One can take the sentence Samastha naichyam maye eva asankuchitam asthi as given in the word to word meaning above. But this can be linked as it is in the Sloka, i.e. samastha naichyam maye asankuchitameva asthi. Mamunigal assumed Yatiraja informed him that his abdomen like grace is vast and it will not be filled with lesser sins. In Mamunigal there is no abundance of sins. Hence, he will not be in the purview of Yatiraja to get the grace. In the above linkage of Sloka, Mamunigal assumes that he committed enough sins to deserve full grace of Yatiraja. Likewise, in the Sloka, the karunathu mathgathireva, not mentioned the meaning in the word to word above, it is also be taken as it is and it means that for those who qualifies in jnana, anushtana and vairagya as stated in Sastras, that one will have a mean the karma, jnana and bhakti yogas. Mamunigal, being in the fullness of sins and not eligible of any mean, Yatiraja’s grace is the mean for him.
In Stotra Ratna of Sloka 62, Yamunacharya says that he possesses all evil qualities like: he deviated the rule of Sastras; filthy mind, no clarity in thought, greed, ungratefulness, pride, cheating others, murderer, great sinner etc.
In Atimanushastava Sloka 59, 60, Kuresa enumerates the sins and states that he never disgusted from doing evil things to bhagavan, bhagavathas and acharyas. Such sinner, being, he could not cross the great ignorance like ocean. Kuresa feels that he has no other means except Lord’s feet, as he believes that He will rescue from this mundane world Due to magnitude of his sins he has no faith in the refuge of Lord as said earlier.
In Srirangaraja Stava Uttara Sataka Sloka 89, Sri Parasara Bhatta says that he has no means of karma, jnana, and bhakti yoga to take as a mean to attain liberation, no desire to get liberation. No way but full of sins. Influenced by mundane world, my mind says that he is doing Saranagathi to Lord. Such of these can be seen in the words yamunagurottama kuranatha bhattakya desika varokta samasta naichyam
Translation by Sri U.Ve.Dr.M.Varadarajan Swami, MA, MA, PhD
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