thiruvAimozhi – 7th centum

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Focus of this centum – Sakthathva – bhagavAn being able to do anything

Highlights from vAdhi kEsari azhagiya maNavALa jIyar‘s introduction

AzhwAr mercifully highlighted the nature of the means (bhagavAn) and pursuit of that means in the previous two centums; he subsequently speaks about the nature of the hurdles which are removed by bhagavAn in the seventh centum and the manner in which the hurdles are removed in the eighth centum. In this seventh centum which speaks about the nature of the hurdles, the following aspects are highlighted:

  1. the body, senses etc which are the hurdles to be removed, are at the disposal of ISvara who is the eliminator of these hurdles
  2. when the hurdle is not removed, the desire to attain the goal will lead to anguish
  3. the anguish will be subdued when one reaches the divine abode of ISvara who is determined to accept his servitors
  4. the hurdles which cause anguish, can only be eliminated by the omnipotent emperumAn who has victorious acts of protecting the universe
  5. it is agreeable to all that there is no rakshaka (saviour) other than emperumAn
  6. one should surrender unto the divine feet of the creator of all, to eliminate one’s hurdles
  7. while one is having virtual experience of emperumAn, the anguish caused by not attaining emperumAn truly will itself lead to hurdles
  8. only emperumAn who is with variegated opulences and abilities, can eliminate the variegated hurdles
  9. the bliss of turning the hurdles to be helpless by the great joy of being accepted [by emperumAn] to perform service by speech (pAsurams) even while being with the hurdles
  10. when the desire to attain the goal becomes manifold, emperumAn who is the means, will eliminate the hurdles

With these aspects, AzhwAr mercifully examines the nature of the hurdles.

We will see each thiruvAimozhi (decad) in detail.

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