SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 134

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When asked “You have highlighted many defects in other upAyams in this manner. Is there no defect in the upAyam named prapaththi?” piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully explains.

sUthram 134

prapathyupAyaththukku ikkuRRangaL onRum illai.

Simple Explanation

For the upAyam named prapaththi (surrender), these defects are not present.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

prapathyupAyaththukku …

ikkuRRangaL

Starting from being contradictory to one’s true nature up to being difficult to perform, are all reflected upon here.

onRum illai

It is said that none of those defects is present in prapaththi.

ikkuRRangaL onRum illai

Since it is said that none of these defects is present, it appears that there is another defect.  That is – while prapaththi is never actually the means, when looked at superficially, it is qualified to be considered as the means.

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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