SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 62

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avathArikai (Introduction)

When asked “Still, when one realises the dangerous situation of self in samsAra as said in jithanthE sthOthram 1.4 ‘anantha klESa bhAjanam‘ (abode of all sorrows), should one not attract ISvara who is a friend in need, through surrender of self, and not eliminate the danger, by his grace?” piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully responds.

sUthram 62

Apaththaip pOkkik koLLugiROm enRu bramiththu aththai viLaiththu koLLAdhozhigaiyE vENduvadhu.

Simple Explanation

One should simply avoid causing more danger, being bewildered that we are eliminating the danger.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

Apaththai …

That is – thinking that we will surrender unto the divine feet of sarvESvaran and eliminate the danger of samsAra, being bewildered that we can remove the danger with our prapaththi (surrender), one should not cause the danger of damaging one’s true nature of pArathanthryam (being totally dependent on bhagavAn only). This is the only thing, one should be doing to eliminate the danger. It is implied that instead of causing one danger while trying to eliminate another, if one remains withdrawn from self effort, emperumAn will naturally protect the individual.

aththai – General danger; alternatively, piLLai lOkAchAryar could be speaking about the danger which is being spoken about here (that is, the danger of damaging one’s pArathanthryam towards bhagavAn).

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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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