SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavaramunayE nama:
Now, for the question “Is there an example where pirAtti and bhagavAn accepted chEthanas having their dhOshams and guNahAni as the offering?”, piLLai lOkAchAryar thinks “by showing the example of rAkshasis (demoniac women) and arjuna being accepted by pirAtti and bhagavAn respectively, this will be established”; first he is showing the dhOshams of rAkshasis.
rAkshasigaL dhOsham prasidhdham.
The dhOshams in rAkshasis are well known.
Seven hundred rAkshasis such as EkAkshi (having one eye), EkakarNi (having one ear) et al, who are such sinful that they nourish themselves by harming others, tormented pirAtti by their words and deeds for ten months.
rAkshasigaL dhOsham prasidhdham – Wherever SrI rAmAyaNam is known, there is none who is unaware of these incidents. Towards such rAkshasis, pirAtti said as in SrI rAmAyaNam yudhdha kANdam 116.38 “rAja samSraya vaSyAnAm” (Serving their king) and SrI rAmAyaNam yudhdha kANdam 116.44 “pApAnAm vA SubhAnAm vA” (Let them be sinners in your view or noble persons in my view), and pleaded to thiruvadi (hanuman) to not punish them, by highlighting their faults as noble qualities. From this, we can understand that her acceptance of dhOshams as offering is well known.
guNahAni (lack of good qualities) is not explicitly highlighted by piLLai lOkAchAryar, since if dhOshams are accepted as offering, it is obvious that guNahAni will also be accepted and need not be expressly stated.
guNahAni for these rAkshasis
- while continuously tormenting pirAtti, they should have had the noble thought “she is also a woman like us” and should have showed a little compassion
- even after pirAtti comforted them saying in SrI rAmAyaNam sundhara kANdam 58.93 “bhavEyam SaraNam hiva:” (I will be your refuge if you get into trouble), they tormented her without thinking “She comforted us by giving protection” and did not have any mercy, etc
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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