SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 88

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avathArikai (Introduction)

When asked “In this manner, instead of considering it [giving up one’s body] as sAdhanam (means), will one reach the state of giving up one’s body due to overwhelming love for bhagavAn?” piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully responds.

sUthram 88

aprAptha vishayangaLilE sakthanAnavan adhu labhikka vENum enRirA ninRAl, prAptha vishaya pravaNanukkuch cholla vENdAviRE.

Simple Explanation

If a person who is attached towards inapt [worldly] aspects aspires for it very eagerly, isn’t it obvious that a person who is attached towards the apt aspect (bhagavath vishayam) will aspire for the same?

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

aprAptha …

That is – if a person who is attached to lowly matters which are inapt for the true nature of the self, will desire to achieve that matter even at the cost of his own life, for a person who is desirous towards the distinguished bhagavAn who is apt for his true nature, it is obvious that he will give up his own body for such bhagavAn, as per kim punar nyAyam (an axiom which means if one thing occurs another obvious thing will also occur).

It is a well known narrative that a man was very much attached to a prostitute; suddenly she was inflicted with a disease; at that time, he prayed to a dhEvathA saying “If she becomes cured of this disease, I will sever my head and offer to you”; as she became cured, he did as  vowed towards that dhEvathA.

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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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