thiruvAimozhi – 3rd centum

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Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

While the first two centums explained the goal, that is brahmam (bhagavAn), specifically, his SEshithva (lordship) which highlights his rakshakathva (being the protector) and bhOgyathva (being the most enjoyable), in the subsequent two centums, the jIvAthmA who pursues the goal, specifically his bhagavadhEka SEshathva (exclusive servitude towards bhagavAn) which highlights his exclusive engagement with bhagavAn and exclusive love towards bhagavAn are explained. Among those two qualities,this third centum, which explains jIvAthmA‘s exclusive engagement with bhagavAn, highlights the following aspects (in each decad):

  1. the natural servitude of jIvAthmA towards bhagavAn which is based on bhagvAn’s lordship
  2. the relationship of jIvAthmA with the material body etc which is a hurdle for such servitude, should be eliminated
  3. for such jIvAthmA who has been freed from the hurdles, the actions in service to bhagavAn are to be requested (from bhagavAn himself)
  4. jIvAthmA‘s inseparable relationship with bhagavAn in the form of prakAra-prakAri (prakAri – object [bhagavAn], prakAra – mode/attribute [jIvAthmA]), is a manifestation of jIVAthmA’s servitude towards bhagavAn
  5. the loving emotions acquired by this tasteful servitude
  6. the recipient of such servitude stretches [from bhagavAn in paramapadham] to archAvathAram emperumAns [deity forms in dhivya dhESams]
  7. the improvement of such servitude leads up to the ultimate servitude towards thadhIyas (bhagavAn‘s devotees)
  8. the great attachment in having the experience with emperumAn [in deity forms] who is dependent on his devotees
  9. the distinct/special nature of vAchika anubhavam (engaging with bhagavAn through speech/words) which is one type of engagement
  10. the eradication of all hurdles which is an outcome of engaging with bhagavAn in all manners

With these aspects, AzhwAr explains jIvAthmA‘s exclusive engagement with bhagavAn.

We will see each thiruvAimozhi (decad) in detail.

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