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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.7 – thanimAp pugazhE

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the seventh pAsuram, AzhwAr says “I don’t need the bhagavath anubhavam (enjoying bhagavAn) which is considered as the independent goal; but I would like to unite with bhAgavathas and engage in bhagavath anubhavam for the pleasure of bhAgavathas”.

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

thani mAp pugazhE engyAnRum niRkumpadiyAth thAn thOnRi
muni mAp pirama mudhal viththAy ulagamUnRum muLaippiththa
thanimAth theyvath thaLir adik kIzhp pugudhal anRi avan adiyAr
nani mAk kalavi inbamE nALum vAykka nangatkE

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

thani – distinguished
mA – great
pugazhE – his qualities which highlight his kAraNathva (being the cause)
engyAnRum – always
niRkumpadiyA – to firmly remain (as highlighted popularly in vEdhAntham)

(during the time of creation, without any expectation)
thAn – himself
thOnRi – incarnating with the intent to engage in creation (as said in “prArthurAsIththamOnutha:“)
muni – to meditate upon creation (as said in the vow “bahusyAm“)
mAp piramam – being explained by the term “para brahmam”
mudhal – primary
viththAy – material cause
ulaga mUnRum – the three worlds
muLaippiththa – created
thani mAth theyvam – the distinguished supreme lord’s
thaLir – very tender
adik kIzh – under the divine feet
pugudhal anRi – instead of attaining
avan adiyAr – for the bhAgavathas who were enslaved by his such qualities
nani – very
mA – best
kalavi inbamE – the joy of being united with them
nangatku – for us
nALum – always
vAykka – should occur.

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

emperumAn, incarnates with the intent to engage in creation, to have his distinguished, great qualities which highlight his kAraNathva, remains firmly always, meditating upon creation, being explained by the term “para brahmam”, created the three worlds which are the primary material causes; instead of attaining the presence under the very tender divine feet of such distinguished supreme lord, to have the joy of being united with the very best bhAgavathas who were enslaved by his such qualities should always occur for us.

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

  • thani mA … – To have the incomparable, best qualities remain forever.
  • thAn – one who has primordial matter as his body.
  • thAn thOnRi – Being complete while there is no one who could pray to him to engage in creation, for his own satisfaction, appeared saying as in thaitithirIya upanishath “bahu syAm” (let me become many).
  • muni mAp pirama mudhal viththAy – Being the parabrahma, the ultimate cause, which vows. muni – desireless. As a mother would worry for her son who has gone to a distant country, parabrahma himself being the three causes (upAdhAna kAraNa (material cause), nimiththa kAraNa (ancillary cause) and sahAkAri kAraNa (instrumental cause)) worrying for the jIvAthmAs who are in subdued state.
  • ulaga mUnRum muLaippiththa – He made sure that all the resulting entities blossom from him; this is how his sankalpam of creating many universes was.
  • thani … – Entering under the divine feet of the unparalelled supreme lord; this is the objective of creation. For a chEthana (sentient being), it is apt to surrender unto the divine feet of the benefactor.
  • anRi – leaving that aside.
  • avan adiyAr … – To eternally have the greatly distinguished union with such SrIvaishNavas who have offered themselves to him seeing such benefactorship.
  • nangatkE – For us who desire for this and think “this is the ultimate goal”, this should occur forever.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.6 – nugarchchi uRumO?

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the sixth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Only if aiSwarya (worldly wealth), kaivalya (self enjoyment), bhagavath anubhava prIthi (joy of experiencing bhagavAn) and bhagavath Anandham (bhagavAn’s bliss) were attained, would those match the recital of thiruvAimozhi for the pleasure of his devotees?”

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. AzhwAr says “To enjoy the huge, incomparable, distinguished qualities of putpAgan (rider of garuda) through thiruvAimozhi, even the all pervading bhagavAn‘s bliss is not a match”.

pAsuram

nugarchchi uRumO? mUvulagin vIdu pERu than kEzhil
pugarch chem mugaththa kaLiRatta pon Azhik kai en ammAn
nigarch chembangi eri vizhigaL nINda asurar uyir ellAm
thagarththuNduLalum putpAgan periya thani mAp pugazhE

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

than – for him
kEzh – match
il – not having
pugar – having radiance
sem – become red (due to anger)
mugaththa – having face
Anai – elephant
atta – destroyed
pon – attractive
Azhi – having divine ring
kai – one who is having divine hands
en – my
ammAn – being the lord
nigar – matching its species
sem – reddish
pangi – (hanging) hairs
eri – like fire disc
vizhigaL – having eyes
nINda – having well built bodies
asurar – asuras’ (demons’)
uyir ellAm – all their vital airs
thagarththu – attacked
uNdu – consumed
uzhalum – roaming
puL – for periya thiruvadi (garudAzhwAr)
pAgan – controller, his
periya – unlimited
thani – distinguished
mA – greatly enjoyable
pugazh – collections of auspicious qualities
nugarchchi – enjoying through thiruvAimozhi which is pleasing to bhAgavathas
mU ulagin – of the three worlds
vIdu – ability to create
pERu – lordship which has
uRumO – is it a match?

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

emperumAn, my lord, is having divine hands with attractive divine ring, which were used to destroy the elephant having incomparable radiance and reddish face; he is the controller of periya thiruvadi (garudAzhwAr) who roams around attacking the vital airs and consuming the well built asuras (demons) who are having reddish hair and fire disc like eyes; would the lordship which has the ability to create the three worlds be a match for enjoying such emperumAn’s unlimited, distinguished, greatly enjoyable collections of auspicious qualities through thiruvAimozhi which is pleasing to bhAgavathas?

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

  • nugarchchi uRumO – Would those match enjoying bhagavAn‘s qualities through thiruvAimozhi?
  • mU ulagin vIdu pERu – Would the ability to create/annihilate the universe in a fraction of one’s vow/will be a match for that [thiruvAimozhi enjoyment]? emperumAn considers that as aiSwaryam (wealth/ability); AzhwAr considers it is only a purushArtham (goal, that too an inferior one). As said in “jagath vyApAra varjam” (the liberated soul will not engage in worldly activities such as creation, annihilation etc though he will be capable of them), would only that which is matching the nature of the self, be not considered as purushArtham?
  • than kEzhil … – Finished the the elephant, kuvalayApIdam, which was having matchless pride, and having radiance and a red face due to anger.
  • pon Azhik kai – One whose divine hand is decorated with beautiful divine ring. While hitting the elephant’s temple and cheeks, this is how his divine hand with the ring appeared to be.
  • en ammAn – One who showed his divine form with the divine hand decorated with the ring and enslaved me. He finished the enemies with his strength and the devotees with his beauty.
  • nigar … – Routinely attacking and consuming the lives of the well built demons having reddish hair, eyes which appear like burning fire matching their demoniac birth. emperumAn rides such garudAzhwAr; would anything match enjoying the unlimited, matchless, auspicious qualities of such emperumAn through thiruvAimozhi?
  • mU ulagin vIdu pERuAzhwAr is saying that even the joy of being seated on the throne ruling over the whole universe, will not match the joy of enjoying thiruvAimozhi.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.5 – vazhipattOda

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the fifth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Even if I go to thirunAdu (paramapadham) and attain the ultimate goal of serving him there and even if I get all of the previously mentioned aiSwaryam (worldly wealth) etc, would they match taking birth in this samsAram and singing thiruvAimozhi for the pleasure of SrIvaishNavas?”

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

vazhipattOda aruL peRRu mAyan kOla malar adik kIzh
suzhipattOdum sudarch chOdhi veLLaththu inbuRRirundhAlum
izhipattOdum udalinil piRandh than sIr yAn kaRRu
mozhipattOdum kavi amudham nugarchchi uRumO? muzhudhumE

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

(In eternal kainkaryam)
vazhipattu – being engaged properly
Oda – to go on
aruL – his mercy
peRRu – attained
mAyan – sarvESvara who has amazing nature, form, qualities and wealth, his
kOlam malar – ultimately enjoyable
adik kIzh – under the divine feet
suzhipattu – whirling
Odum – continuously running
sudar – having radiance
sOdhi veLLaththu – in paramapadham which is in the form of clusters of splendour
inbuRRu – being very blissful
irundhAlum – even if I remained
muzhudhum – even if I acquired previously explained aiSwaryam, kaivalyam etc
izhipattu – in inferiority
Odum – very lowly
udalinil – in body
piRandhu – taking birth
than – (most enjoyable) his
sIr – qualities
yAn – I (who am very distant for them)
kaRRu – learn
mozhipattu – as words (caused by the joy of such experience)
Odum – flowing
kavi – poem
amudham – amrutham (nectar)

(as said in “thoNdarkkamudhuNNa” (to be the nectar for the devotees), “adiyArkkinba mAri” (blissful rain for the devotees), “kEttArAr vanavargaL” (the nithyasUris will not be satisfied hearing))
nugarchchi – to enjoy (along with the devotees)
uRumO – will it match?

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

sarvESvara has amazing nature, form, qualities and wealth; even if I attained such sarvESvara’s mercy to be engaged properly and go on to remain very blissfully under his ultimately enjoyable divine feet in paramapadham which has whirling and continuously running radiance, and even if I acquired the previously explained aiSwaryam, kaivalyam etc, would those be a match for taking birth in this inferior, lowly body, learning his qualities and singing nectarean poems as flowing sequence of words and enjoying them?

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

  • vazhipattu Oda aruL peRRu – Acquiring his mercy to engage in nithya kainkaryam (eternal service) in the proper manner.
  • mAyan – One who is amazing due to his beauty, simplicity etc.
  • kOlam malar adik kIzh – Under the divine feet which appear like attractive flower.
  • suzhipattu Odum sudarch chOdhi veLLaththu – In paramapadham which has waves of radiance which whirls around like a flood. It is said in mahAbhAratham AraNya parvam “athyarkAnaladhIptham thath sthAnam” (SrIman nArAyaNan’s divine abode parampadham is many thousands of times more radiant than the sun and moon).
  • inbuRRu irundhAlum – As said in thaiththirIya upanishath Anandhavalli 7 “EshahyEvAnandhayAthi” (he – emperumAn – himself makes jIvAthmA ecstatic), even if he gives joy and I become the enjoyer.
  • muzhudhum – Even if the previously explained aiSwaryam etc are included along.
  • izhipattu Odum udalinil piRandhu – Taking birth in this body which is considered as the most lowly.
  • than sIr – The auspicious qualities which will even drown the nithyasUris.
  • yAn kaRRu – I who am a nithyasamsAri (eternally bound in this material world), who am not qualified to learn them, learn and know them.
  • mozhipattu Odum – As they cannot be held inside, they overflow as words.
  • kavi amudham nugarchchi uRumO – Would all of those match enjoying this nectar of thiruvAimozhi?
  • sudarch chOdhi veLLaththu inbuRRu irundhAlum muzhudhum – He himself said “avan adiyAr siRu mA manisarAy ennai ANdAr ingE thiriya – naRu mA virai nANmalar adik kIzh pugudhal uRumO” (when his great devotees are present here, would it be apt to go under the divine feet of emperumAn); leaving even that, he is saying “kavi amudham nugarchchi uRumO muzhudhum” (would all of those match enjoying thiruvAimozhi?). Is AzhwAr leaving that (serving devotees)? No. Since he has said in thiruvAimozhi 9.4.9 “thoNdarkkamudhuNNach chol mAlaigaL sonnEn” (I recited these garlands of words, to have the devotees drink them as nectar), this is how AzhwAr is serving them.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.4 – ingE thirindhERku

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the fourth pAsuram, AzhwAr says “If I get to praise and serve emperumAn to please SrIvaishNavas, the ultimate goal for me is to remain here in this world itself which is praiseworthy due to their moving around here”.

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

ingE thirindhERkizhukkuRREn? iru mA nilam mun uNdumizhndha
sengOlaththa pavaLa vAych chendhAmaraik kaN en ammAn
pongEzh pugazhgaL vAyavAyp pulan koL vadiven manaththadhAy
angEy malargaL kaiyavAy vazhipattOda aruLilE

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

iru – expansive
mA – praiseworthy
nilam – universe
mun – during the danger of deluge
uNdu – consumed
umizhndha – while spitting it out (subsequently)
sem – reddish
kOlaththa – having beauty
pavaLam – like coral
vAy – divine lip
sem – reddish
thAmarai – like lotus
kaN – having divine eye
en – my
ammAn – lord
pongu – actively
Ezh – rising
pugazhgaL – his qualities
vAyavAy – to be the target of my speech
pulan koL – captivating all the senses
vadivu – form
en – my
manaththadhAy – to be in my heart
angu – there
Ey – matching
malargaL – flowers
kaiyavAy – to be in hands
vazhi – in the path (of service done by bhAgavathas with the three faculties)
pattu – being aligned
Oda – and act
aruLil – if he blesses

(Would I have any desire for paramapadham?)
ingE – in this world
thirindhERku – for me who is moving around
en – what
izhukkuRRu – is the insult?

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

emperumAn, my lord, is having beautiful, coral-like, reddish, divine lips which consumed the expansive, praiseworthy universe during the danger of deluge and spat it out, and is having reddish, lotus-like, divine eye; what is the insult if he blesses me who is moving around in this world, to be aligned and act in the path to have his actively rising qualities to be the target of my speech, his form which captivates all my senses to be in my heart and to hold flowers matching his greatness in my hands?

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

  • ingE thirindhERku – You said in previous pAsuram “siRu mA manisar” and “ingE“; but isn’t this world said as in thiruvAimozhi 10.6.1 “iruL tharu mA gyAlam” (the world which gives darkness/ignorance)? Isn’t it in paramapadham where one gets to engage in bhagavath anubhavam (enjoying bhagavAn) which leads to bhAgavatha kainkaryam (service to bhAgavathas)? AzhwAr is saying “What is wrong to live here, if we get the same bhagavath anubhavam by his mercy here itself?” Implies AzhwAr saying – even for our experience in paramapadham, his mercy is the reason; if that is received here itself, what is wrong?
  • izhukkuRRu en – What is the inferiority?
  • iru mA nilam mun uNdu umizhndha – During deluge, placing the greatly expansive universe in his stomach and protecting it, and releasing it during creation.
  • sem kOlaththa pavaLa vAy – One who is having beautiful divine lips which will make one not to let go of him even if he pushes one in to the deluge. Reddish, beautiful coral-like divine lips.
  • sem thAmaraik kaN en ammAn – One who made me say “jitham” (you have won) by his glance. One who enslaved me by the qualities and beauty mentioned here.
  • pongEzh … – pongi – spreading out; kEzh – beauty. To have his actively rising auspicious qualities in my mouth. The qualities which have the agitation of a flood, which can agitate those who entered [to enjoy them].
  • pulan koL vadivu en manaththadhAy – To have his form which captivates all the senses, in my mind.
  • angEy malargaL kaiyavAy – To have flowers matching his form, in my hands.
  • vazhipattOda aruLil – If we are blessed to follow the path properly; if we get his mercy so that we get to serve his divine feet with my mind, speech and body.
  • ingE thirindhERku izhukkuRRu enAzhwAr is saying that if he gets bhagavath kainkaryam which is pleasing to bhAgavathas, in this world itself, by his mercy, that will be considered as his purushArtham (attainable goal).

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.3 – uRumO pAviyEnukku

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the third pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Even if I attained bhagavath prApthi (reaching bhagavAn and serving him) which is distinguished from aiSvaryam (wealth) and kaivalyam (soul enjoying itself), that would not match serving bhAgavathas in this world”.

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. AzhwAr says that while the SrIvaishNavas, who are dear to the divine feet which measured the world, engage me in their service, service to the divine feet which measured the world is not apt.

pAsuram

uRumO pAviyEnukku ivvulaga mUnRum udan niRaiya
siRu mA mEni nimirththa en sendhAmaraik kaN thirukkuRaLan
naRu mA virai nANmalar adik kIzhp pugudhal anRi avan adiyAr
siRu mA manisarAy ennai ANdAr ingE thiriyavE

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

i – these (not aware of itself)
ulagam mUnRum – three worlds
udan – in a single effort
niRaiya – to fill
siRu – being small (to become small and enjoy him)
mA – attractive, having distinguished greatness
mEni – divine form
nimirththa – one who made it grow
en – being perfectly enjoyable for me
sem – reddish
thAmarai – lotus like
kaN – having eye
thirukkuRaLan – SrI vAmana’s
naRu – fragrant
mA – best
virai – having honey
nAN(L) malar – like a fresh flower
adik kIzh – (serving) under the divine feet
pugudhal – attaining;
avan – for such vAmana
adiyAr – servitors
siRu – though they appear to be small due to having human form
mA manisarAy – being great personalities (of having greatness beyond that of nithyasUris)

(due to that simplicity and supremacy)
ennai – me
ANdAr – those who enslaved me
ingE – in this world itself
thiriya – visibly remaining
anRi – other than this
pAviyEnukku – for me who is having the sin (to distinguish between thadhIya SEshathvam (servitude towards bhAgavathas) which is the ultimate state and thath SEshathvam (servitude towards bhagavAn) which is the initial state)
uRumO – does it fit?

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

SrI vAmana made his small, attractive distinguished divine form grow in a single effort to fill these three worlds, is having reddish lotus like eye which is perfectly enjoyable for me; for me who is having the sin, does it fit to attain such vAmana’s fragrant, best, divine feet which resemble fresh flower with honey, while such vAmana’s servitors who appear to be small due to having human form but are great personalities, who enslaved me, are visibly remaining in this world itself?

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

  • uRumO pAviyEnukku – AzhwAr is reciting the words which he used in context of AthmAnubhavam (enjoying self) and aiSvaryam (worldly wealth).
  • uRumO pAviyEnukku – But this [bhagavath vishayam] cannot be discarded like those; it is discarded since it is not the ultimate state of the purushArtham (attainable goal).
  • pAviyEn – I have committed the sin to be highlighting the difference between initial state and ultimate state. ulgamuUnRudan niRaiya … nANmalar adik kIzhp pugudhal uRumO?
  • ivvulagam mUnRum udan niRaiya – Just as clouds will rain to fill some dried out lakes which have no knowledge about being dry, to fill the three worlds which have no knowledge about his greatness.
  • siRu mA mEni nimirththa – Reducing his size to be very small so that one can enjoy him within one’s own eyes, increased the size of his divine form which has unlimited greatness.
  • em – As said in iraNdAm thiruvandhAdhi 61unnaip piramANiththAr peRRa pERu” (is the great benefit that all those who believed you, got), this was done for the benefit of your devotees.
  • sem thAmarai … – Under the divine feet, which appear like a fresh flower with beautiful fragrance, of SrI vAmana who has beautiful eyes which have vastness, freshness and coolness to be compared to a lotus flower.
  • naRu mA virai – Very abundant fragrance; AzhwAr is discarding such wonderful divine feet as bitter neem drink saying “uRumO“. As AzhwAr holds on to bhAgavatha vishayam which is the essence of bhagavath vishayam, he discards the pulp (of exclusive bhagavath vishayam without bhAgavatha vishayam).
  • anRi – discarding that.
  • avan adiyAr – SrIvaishNavas who are captivated by SrI vAmana. They are those who remain as said in periya thirumozhi 9.4.2 “munnam kuRaLuruvAy mUvadi maN koNdaLandha – mannan saridhaikkE mAlAgip pon payandhEn” (I became bewildered and acquired paleness on hearing the incident of emperumAn previously accepting three feet of land and measuring the world).
  • siRu mA manisarAy – Those who have small form but vast greatness. When parASara bhattar was young, he enquired kUraththAzhwAn “How can contrary qualities of being small and big be applicable in the same entity?” AzhwAn explained “mudhaliyANdAn, aruLALap perumAL emperumAnAr, SrI gOvindhap perumAL (embAr) are siRu mA manisar since they appear to be similar to us [in being small] by their dependence of food, water for sustenance but are comparable to nithyasUris in their devotion towards bhagavAn”.
  • ennai ANdAr – Those who have enslaved me.
  • ingE thiriya – While they are present in front of me.
  • anRi – discarding them.
  • naRu mA virai nAL malar adik kIzhp pugudhal – uRumO pAviyEnukku – This is nammAzhwAr’s kaNNinuN chiRuth thAmbu [just as madhurakavi AzhwAr exclusive focussed on nammAzhwAr in his prabandham, nammAzhwAr is exclusively focussing on bhAgavathas in this decad]. SrI madhurakavi also is in this same state. After fully learning from thiruviruththam 1 “poy ninRa gyAnam” to thiruvAimozhi 10.10 [last decad] “muniyE nAnmuganE“, madhurakavi AzhwAr accepted as his refuge, the decads which nammAzhwAr highlighted as his goal thiruvAimozhi 3.7payilum sudaroLi” and thiruvAimozhi 8.10nedumARkadimai“. It is said in thaiththirIya upanishath “yAnyasmAkam sucharithAni” (The AchArya instructs the Sishyas, what are considered as good conduct and what are to be pursued by the Sishyas).

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.2 – viyan mUvulagu

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the second pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Even if aiSvaryam (worldly wealth) and kaivalyam (self enjoyment) were attained together, it will not be comparable to bhAgavatha SEshathvam (servitude towards bhAgavathas), the goal that I have attained”.

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

viyan mUvulagu peRinum pOyth thAnE thAnE AnAlum
puyal mEgam pOl thirumEni ammAn punai pUngazhal adik kIzh
sayamE adimai thalai ninRAr thiruththAL vaNangi immaiyE
payanE inbam yAn peRRadhu uRumO pAviyEnukkE?

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

viyan – huge
mU ulagu – the wealth of three worlds
peRinum – even if attained
pOy – going (without attachment in that)

(having all karmas (puNya and pApa) eliminated)
thAnE – being self
thAnE – exclusively being self (without enjoying ISvara)
AnAlum – if enjoyed
puyal – ready to rain
mEgam pOl – like cloud (having the quality of being generous towards devotees)
thirumEni – having divine form
ammAn – sarvESvara’s
punai – worn
pU – flower
kazhal – having anklets of bravery
adik kIzh – under the divine feet
sayamE – without any other expectation
adimai – servitude
thalai – in ultimate state
ninRAr – those who remained
thiru – distinguished
thAL – divine feet
vaNangi – offering praNAmams (matching that servitude)
immaiyE – in this world itself
payanE – as result
yAn – I
peRRadhu – attained
inbam – for the bliss
pAviyEnukku – for me who has committed sins (of having to highlight the greatness of bhAgavatha SEshathvam over other results)
uRumO – would those aiSvarya and kaivalya results fit me?

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

sarvESvaran has rain-cloud like divine form and his divine feet are decorated with flower and anklets of bravery. There are bhAgavathas [followers of emperumAn] who are in the ultimate state of servitude to those divine feet, without any expectation. Even If I were to get the huge wealth of three worlds and go on to enjoy exclusively such aiSvaryam and kaivalyam, will these fit me who has committed sins when I offer praNAmams (salutations) to such bhAgavathas? It implies that these [aiSvaryam and kaivalyam] are no match for carrying out kainkaryam to bhAgavathas.

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

  • viyan mU ulagu peRinum – Even if the astonishing wealth of the three worlds are exclusively given to me.
  • pOyth thAnE thAnE AnAlum – Being relieved from bondage in samsAram, and even if exclusively enjoyed the self. Repetition of thAnE (self) implies being freed from enjoyment in this samsAram along with the children, grandchildren et al and not enjoying in paramapadham as said in thaiththirIya upanishath “aham annam aham annam aham annam” (I am the food enjoyed by bhagavAn – repetition implies emphasis), and enjoying self alone.
  • puyal …sarvESvaran enslaved the whole world by showing his divine form which appears like a rain cloud. His divine feet are decorated with flower and anklets of bravery. Implies that emperumAn has such strong relationship that even if he is ugly, he cannot be given up.
  • sayamE adimai thalai ninRAr – Those who serve him without any expectations. Alternative explanation – those who serve him in all manners, being won over by his beauty.
  • sayam – May mean either svayam (without expectation) or jayam (victorious).
  • thiruththAL vaNangi – Even more than attaining AthmA which is greater than body and eternal, a limb of those who are won over by his beauty, is sufficient – says AzhwAr.
  • immaiyE payanE inbam – Instead of having to shed the body here and go somewhere else to enjoy, I got the bliss of enjoying in this world itself. I got it already instead of having to perform some sAdhanam (means) and attain it in the future.
  • uRumO – Are they [aiSvaryam and kaivalyam] comparable to this?
  • pAviyEnukkE – I have committed the sin of having to compare the ultimate goal which is eternal and that which cannot even be considered as goal. Since it is not temporary as aiSvaryam, Athma prApthi (kaivalyam) is considered to be eternal purushArtham; but since it does not involve bhagavath vishayam (engaging in bhagavAn), it is considered as apurushArthAm (not a valid goal);.

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10.1 – nedumARkadimai

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Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the first pAsuram, AzhwAr says “Even more than ruling over the amazing three worlds, serving bhAgavathas is most enjoyable for me”.

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

First pAsuram. AzhwAr says “It is not even worthy to say that worldly wealth which is considered as the goal by worldly people cannot be compared to the goal I have pursued”.

pAsuram

nedumARkadimai seyvEn pOl avanaik karudha vanjiththu
thadhumARRa thIkkadhigaL muRRum thavirndha sadhir ninaindhAl
kodu mA vinaiyEn avan adiyAr adiyE kUdum idhuvallAl
vidumARenbadhen? andhO! viyan mUvulagu peRinumE

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

nedu – unlimited
mARku – for sarvESvara (who has great love for his devotees)
adimai seyvEnpOl – as to serve
avanai – him
karudha – as I thought
thadumARRam – wavering
aRRa – remaining in me, to eliminate
thIkkadhigaL – the evil ways (which are in the form of avidhyA [ignorance], causing sorrow)
muRRum – all
vanjiththu – deceiving me (without my knowledge)
thavirndha – left me (as said in “kAnO orungiRRum kaNdila mAl“);

(now)
sadhir – apt
ninaindhAl – if we see
avan – for him (who has motherly affection towards devotees)
adiyAr – bhAgavathas, who are his servitors
adiyE – divine feet only
kUdum idhu allAl – other than attaining
viyan – vast
mU ulagu – wealth of three worlds
peRinum – even if attained
kodu – to highlight the difference between aiswaryam (wealth) and thadhIya SEshathvam (being subservient to devotees)
mA vinaiyEn – I who am having great sin

(that subservience towards devotees)
vidum – leaving
ARu – as ways
enbadhu – saying
en – why?
andhO – alas!

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

As I thought to serve the unlimited sarvESvara, he remained in me to eliminate the wavering in me and ensured that the evil ways left me through deception; if we see what is apt, other than attaining the divine feet of bhAgavathas who are his servitors, why is attaining the vast wealth of three worlds said as ways for me who is having great sin (to highlight the difference between aiswaryam (wealth) and thadhIya SEshathvam (being subservient to devotees), to leave the divine feet of such bhAgavathas?

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

  • nedumARku – For nedumAl. mAl means the great. By saying nedu, the greatness is emphasised; implies “very great person”. AzhwAr is seeking the ultimate state of his lordship, since he is focussed on the ultimate state of servitude. Alternative explanation – mAl indicates love, and nedu the greatness of that. His love is such that he does not just place [me] at him but leads [me] up to his devotees; amalanAdhipirAn “adiyArkkennai Atpaduththa vimalan” (the pure lord who made me serve his devotees).
  • adimai seyvEn pOl avanaik karudha – As I considered him similar to those who serve him. It is only mithra bhAva (superficial friendship) and when deeply analysed, being a liar.
  • thadumARRu aRRa thIkkadhigaL muRRum thavirndha – Since I have not performed any virtuous activity which will remove my ignorance, all of such ignorance etc were eliminated. How were those eliminated? By deception. Just as naLa who said to dhamayanthi in the day time “we will live together forever”, ate together in the night from the same plate, slept together under lit lamp, but left her without her knowledge. Could also be recited as “adimai sEvEn pOl avanai – vanjiththu – karudha” (To deceive him as if I am serving his devotees).
  • muRRum thavirndha – Only when I eliminate my ignorance etc, they will go gradually. When he does, it will be as said in chAndhOgya upanishath 5.25 “Evam hAsya sarvE pApmAna: pradhUyanthE” (For one with such true knowledge in vEdhAntham, all his sins will be destroyed like dust thrown into fire) and in SrI bhagavath gIthA 18.66sarva pApEbhyO mOkshayishyAmi” (I will free you from all sorrows).
  • sadhir ninaindhAl – As we think about how all our evil effects were removed on surrendering at his divine feet, should we not pursue the ultimate state of purushArtham (i.e. being surrendered to bhAgavathas)? Should we not be surrendered to bhAgavathas if we see what is apt?
  • kodumA vinaiyEnAzhwAr is speaking with great bliss just as someone who becomes immersed in hearing a song, exclaims “pAviyEn” (Oh I am a sinner!) when the notes become jarring. Alternative explanation – AzhwAr is saying that he did not get to serve the ultimate state (bhAgavathas) in the initial stage itself.
  • avan adiyAr adiyE kUdum idhu allAl – If emperumAn shows great love towards those who are surrendered to his divine feet, should we also not desire for those who are desired by him? If he is greatly attached to his devotees should we also not pursue what is pleasing to him? By the avadhAraNa (exclusivity – “E” in adiyE), it is explained that AzhwAr does not consider himself to be equivalent to those who are surrendered to emperumAn‘s divine feet; as emperumAn is the ultimate state of lordship, AzhwAr stands at the ultimate state of servitude.
  • adiyE kUdum – AzhwAr is not desiring to enjoy along with the bhAgavathas, but is of the nature to hold on to their divine feet.
  • vidum ARu enbadhu en – Can I deal with this aspect (serving bhAgavathas) as I pursue or give up worldly aspects? [One should pursue this with utmost sincerity]
  • andhOAzhwAr is saying “alas!” feeling “I am trying to compare aiSwaryam which is way below the goal I pursued [bhAgavatha SEshathvam]”
  • viyan mU ulagu peRinum – Even if the forests and hills in the three worlds were cleared and the three worlds were made to be enjoyable, and placed at my full disposal, how can I think about leaving bhAgavatha SEshathvam! AzhwAr is saying “This aiSvaryam is not comparable to the goal I have pursued”, since it [aiSvaryam] is desired by worldly people, even though it is totally incomparable to bhAgavatha SEshathvam.

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.10 – nedumARkadimai

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Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

See nampiLLai’s introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

See nampiLLai’s introduction.

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

In the tenth decad,  previously AzhwAr explained the perfect enjoyability of servitude towards bhagavAn and revealed the servitude towards bhAgavathas in “thoNdar thoNdar thoNdar thoNdan satakOpan” which came up as a result of overwhelming servitude towards bhagavAn and highlighted the following aspects relating to ISvara:

  1. his great love which is the root for relationship with such bhAgavathas which is the cause for such enjoyability
  2. his having magnanimous forms
  3. his union with everyone
  4. his helping nature during times of danger
  5. his amazing nature
  6. his elimination of the enemies of the devotees
  7. his being the cause of everything
  8. his reclining in the ocean
  9. his having weapons in full for elimination of enemies of the devotees
  10. his having enjoyable forms

Meditating upon these, AzhwAr highlights that ultimate servitude towards bhAgavathas who are dear to such bhagavAn is most enjoyable and highlights that other benefits such as worldly pleasures, self enjoyment and attaining bhagavAn are no match; AzhwAr completes the decad by highlighting emperumAn’s elimination of hurdles without a trace in emphasising such servitude to bhAgavathas as the ultimate result.

In thiruvAimozhi 3.7payilum sudaroLi“, which was focussed on thadhIya SEshathvam (servitude towards bhAgavathas), AzhwAr highlighted that bhAgavathas too have qualities of SEshithva (being the lord), SaraNyathva (being the refuge) and prApyathva (being the goal), due to their relationship with bhagavAn; this was highlighted by AzhwAr in that decad by explaining about SEshithva in the first four pAsurams, SaraNyathva in the next three pAsurams and prApyathvam in thiruvAimozhi 3.7.8em thozhu kulam thAngaL” (they are our worshippable clan); AzhwAr elaborates the same here.

Highlights from periyavAchchAn piLLai‘s introduction

See nampiLLai‘s introduction.

Highlights from nampiLLai‘s introduction

In the previous two decads, AthmA’s ananyArha SEshathvam (exclusive servitude), that is “AthmA neither exists for self nor for others [but only for emperumAn]” was explained. The meanings of praNavam’s middle portion and nama: were explained. The ultimate stage of ananyArha SEshathvam is to be engaged in thadhIya SEshathvam. Would servitude towards bhagavAn not be sustained, only when one becomes fully dependent on bhAgavathas to let them even trade the individual? One should remain as said in periyAzhwAr thirumozhi 4.4.10 “endhammai viRkavum peRuvargaLE” (they can even sell me). When ammuNi AzhwAn returned from pOsaLa rAjyam, parASara bhattar mercifully saw him and said “We heard that you greatly served the SrIvaishNavas there; to match your nature hear the meanings of nedumARkadimai decad from me” and mercifully explained the same to him.

AzhwAr says – When one knows “I am subservient to ISvara” one may get bewildered and slip again; but having realised up to servitude towards his devotees, one will not slip. It is said in “thadhbhakthi nigna manasAm kraya vikrayArha:” (One should be fully subservient to devotees of bhagavAn even to be traded by them); some consider aiSvaryam (worldly pleasures) as purushArtham (goal); some consider AthmAlAbham (self enjoyment) as purushArtham; some consider bhagavath SEshathvam (servitude to bhagavAn) as purushArtham; some consider being ISvara himself who is said to be “Anandhamaya:” (filled with bliss) as purushArtham. These goals, both individually and collectively are no match to bhAgavatha SEshathvam (servitude towards bhAgavathas) which I have pursued here as the goal [here, the first person reference is to AzhwAr]; they cannot be even compared to my goal here, and hence for me and for those who are related to me, this bhAgavath SEshathvam should occur forever.

What is the difference between this decad and payilum sudaroLi 1 decad? There, it was said that bhAgavathas are the lords; here it is said that bhAgavathas are enjoyable. Only for SrI SathrugnAzhwAn who is praised in SrI rAmAyaNam ayOdhyA kANdam 1.1 “gachchathA mAthulakulam bharathEna” (one who is going along with bharatha to his maternal uncle’s place, just as a sword will be taken along by the owner when he leaves a place) and for this AzhwAr, there is attachment towards this principle. There it is said that SrI SathrugnAzhwAn will not look at SrI rAma considering him to be enjoyable as said in “nithyaSathrugna:” (eternal enemy).

Each pAsuram is discussed subsequently.

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thiruvAimozhi – 8.9.11 – nErpatta niRai

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Previous pAsuram

Introduction for this pAsuram

Highlights from thirukkurukaippirAn piLLAn‘s introduction

No specific introduction.

Highlights from nanjIyar‘s introduction

In the end, AzhwAr says “Those who learnt this decad will get to perform bhagavath kainkaryam which is the perfect goal for this AthmA”.

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

nErpatta niRai mUvulagukkum nAyagan than adimai
nErpatta thoNdar thoNdar thoNdar thoNdan satakOpan sol
nErpatta thamizh mAlai AyiraththuL ivai paththum
nErpattAravar nErpattAr nedumARkadimai seyyavE

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

niRai – fully complete
mU ulagukkum – for three types of chEthanas (sentient beings) and achEthanas (insentient entities)
nErpatta – apt
nAyagan than – lord, sarvESvara’s
adimai – for kainkaryam
nErpatta – apt
thoNdar – great devotees, their
thoNdar thoNdar – related in any manner
thoNdan – servitor
satakOpan – AzhwAr‘s
sol nErpatta – having good words
thamizh – in dhrAvida (thamizh) language
mAlai – made as a garland
AyiraththuL – among the thousand pAsurams
ivai paththum – this decad
nErpattAravar – those who practiced and attained
nedumARku – for sarvESvara who is greatly attached to his devotees
adimai seyya – to serve
nErpattAr – will get

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

AzhwAr is a servitor of those who are related in any manner to the apt, great devotees engaged in service of sarvESvaran, the apt lord of the three types of chEthanas (sentient beings) and achEthanas (insentient entities) which are fully complete; those who practiced and attained this decad among the thousand pAsurams which are having the garland of words of AzhwAr, in thamizh language, will get to serve sarvESvara who is greatly attached to his devotees.

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

  • nErpatta niRai mU ulagukkum nAyagan than adimai – The apt lord for the three worlds which have no shortcoming. SrI rAmAyaNam ayOdhyA kANdam 2.13 “thrailOkyamapi nAthEna yEna syAnnAthavaththaram” (In SrI rAma, all the three worlds have an apt leader) – even if the three worlds are taken together, that which is to be protected will be small and his desire to protect them will be great. With this, the nature of the lord is explained as said in “anurUpassavainAtha:” (that SrI rAma is the apt leader).
  • adimai nErpatta thoNdar thoNdar thoNdar thoNdan satakOpanAzhwAr is talking about his own nature. Just as emperumAn is the ultimate entity for lordship, AzhwAr is the ultimate entity for servitude.
  • sol nErpatta thamizh mAlai – Matching such emperumAn, this thamizh garland of thousand pAsurams. Among those thousand pAsurams, those who are well versed in this decad.
  • nedumARku adimai seyya nErpattAr – This means “those who recite these pAsurams, will get to engage in AzhwAr‘s activities [of singing emperumAn]”. nErpadugai – to be spoken about; implies, they are spoken about. Thus, with this pAsuram, AzhwAr explained the true nature of sarvESvara, the true nature of self, the greatness of this prabandham which reveals about these aspects and the greatness of the result which is attained by those who recite this decad.

In the next article we will enjoy the next pAsuram.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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