SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 27

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piLLai lOkAchAryar says “This can be seen in the first part of dhvayam which is the practice of prapaththi”.

sUthram 27

ivvartham manthra rathnaththil prathama padhaththilE suspashtam.

Simple Explanation

This principle is very clear in the first word of manthra rathnam (crown jewel among manthrams).

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

ivvartham …

dhvayam is said to be the crown jewel among manthrams as said in “dhvayEna manthra rathnEna” (With dhvayam, the manthram which is dear to me) and is the best among all manthrams, due to its being

  • the essence of all upanishaths
  • eligible to be pursued by all
  • able to grant the result without any delay
  • dear to sarvESvaran himself

To highlight such greatness, instead of saying “dhvayam”, piLLai lOkAchAryar said “manthra rathnam“.

prathama padhaththilE suspashtam

In that dhvayam, in the first word, the purpose of nithyayOgam (eternal togetherness) is indicated in “math” and is required for purushakAram  (pirAtti who is indicated by “SrI”) – if a samsAri chEthana (bound soul) acquires the taste to surrender to bhagavAn at any place at any time, when such intent sprouts in the heart which is said to be whirling like a storm as in SrI bhagavath gIthA 6.34chanchalam hi mana: krishNa pramAthi balavadh dhrudam |thasyAham nigraham manyE vAyOr iva sudhushkaram ||” (Since mind is (naturally) wavering, strong and hence bewildering and firm. I think that it is very difficult to restrain it, like controlling a fierce storm) and in periya thirumozhi 1.1.4ninRavA nillA nenju” (unstable heart), to facilitate the surrender before such impermanent taste fades away, pirAtti facilitates the surrender at that same moment. Hence, piLLai lOkAchAryar says that the lack of restriction based on place and time is well visible in that word.

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Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), lived in SrIperumbUthUr, presently living in SrIrangam. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust ( initiatives.

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