SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 51

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avathArikai (Introduction)

Thus, piLLai lOkAchAryar showed authentic proofs for the presence of three types of personalities who perform prapaththi; he also stated that among the three types of prapaththi, prapaththi done due to bhakthi pAravaSyam is the most important. When asked “Why do personalities who perform prapaththi due to such bhakthi pAravaSyam have their surrender destroyed to engage in self-effort to attain bhagavAn and face-off with him when he comes?” piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully responds here.

sUthram 51

bhakthi thannilE avasthAbEdham piRandhavARE idhudhAn kulaiyak kadavadhAy irukkum.

Simple Explanation

As their bhakthi transforms into a different [higher] state, this [commitment in their surrender] will be destroyed.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

bhakthi thannil …

bhakthi thannilE avasthAbEdham piRandhavARE

bhakthi pAravaSyam means firmly believing bhagavAn as the upAyam, due to not having the ability for self-effort because of weakened senses, and waiting for his arrival; instead of remaining in this state, progressing to a state of great urge/sorrow where one rolls his eyes [in desperation], and tries to attain emperumAn immediately through any means.


prapaththi – the faith in one’s surrender.

kulaiyak kadavadhAy irukkum

When one reaches such state, prapaththi becomes destroyed. [That is] Giving up the state of remaining fully dependent on emperumAn, without any engagement in self effort as said in thiruvAimozhi 5.8.3 “ennAn seygEn“.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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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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