SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 105

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avathArikai (Introduction)

By the distinguished nature of bhagavAn one may become ignorant of worldly pleasures; meditating upon the noble conduct of the trustworthy elders, one may become fearful towards ordained and forbidden pleasures; but acquiring distaste towards the worldly pleasures which were enjoyed forever, will be difficult; when such distaste occurs by his grace, there is something required in the jIvAthmA. piLLai lOkAchAryar is mercifully explaining that here.

sUthram 105

aruchi piRakkumbOdhaikku dhOshadharSanam apEkshithamAy irukkum.

Simple Explanation

When the distaste occurs, it is desirable for the jIvAthmA to see the defects [of worldly pleasures].

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

aruchi …

dhOsha dharSanam

The body which is embraced with the feeling of enjoyment should be seen as

  • a collection of flesh, blood, pus, stool, urine, bone marrow (reddish fluid), fat and bone
  • leading to ultimate disaster
  • having foul smell
  • having insignificant, impermanent enjoyment mixed with sorrow, which leads to disaster

Seeing these through pramANams (tools of knowledge) such as prathyaksham (sense perception).

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 koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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