SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 123

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piLLai lOkAchAryar is saying “Further, there is another defect for other upAyams (specifically bhakthi yOgam), namely pala visadhruSathvam (the means not being a match for the end result)”.

sUthram 123

rathnaththukkup palakaRaipOlEyum rAjyaththukku elumichchambazham pOlEyum palaththukku sadhruSamanRu.

Simple Explanation

Just as a sea shell is not a match for a precious gem and lemon is not a match for kingdom, these other means are not a match for the end result.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

rathnaththukku …

That is – as in some islands, people wear sea shells as ornaments, they will give precious gems in exchange for sea shells; a generous king will give a kingdom to a person who comes seeking such kingdom and offering a lemon; though these are done in this manner, for the very valuable precious gem and the kingdom which is a great wealth, the sea shell and lemon respectively are no match. Similarly, though ISvaran who is attained by bhakthi as said in SrI bhagavath gIthA 8.22 “bhakthyA labhyas thvananyayA” (I am attainable by bhakthi which does not seek anything else) and SrI bhagavath gIthA 11.54 “bhakthyA thvananyayA Sakya:” (I am knowable and attainable by bhakthi which does not seek anything else), grants the mOksham which is considered as the ultimate result, only seeing AthmA’s bhakthi [yOgam], it is not a match for the result.

adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan

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