SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 141

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avathArikai (Introduction)

piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully explains the resulting greatness for prapaththi (based on the palam and sAdhanam being the same).

sUthram 141

AgaiyAlE, sukha rUpamAy irukkum.

Simple Explanation

Hence, prapaththi is pleasing.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

AgaiyAlE …

That is – since the entity which is the goal remains the means, this prapaththi which is an acceptance of such upAyam, will be pleasing instead of being stressful.

Alternatively – piLLai lOkAchAryar is mercifully explaining another greatness for prapaththi.

pullai … (previous sUthram)

That is – when a cow is attracted using grass and is offered the same grass, the means and the goal are the same; similarly, as said in sthOthra rathnam 28sakruth kruthOnjali” (anjali (joined palms) performed once) and mahAbhAratham “namaS chakrur janArdhanam” (worshipped janArdhana by performing anjali), after attracting ISvaran through prapaththi in the form of anjali etc, the service rendered to him which gives pleasure to him is also in the form of performing acts such as performing anjali etc as said in “badhdhAnjali putA hrushtA nama ithyEva vAdhina:” (those who are joyful with joined palms, surrendered to bhagavAn saying “nama:“) and thiruvAimozhi 3.8.4kaigaLAl Arath thozhudhu thozhudhunnai” (worshipping you with my hands fully many times); since these acts match the true nature of the self, here also, there is no difference between the goal and the means. In this manner, since the goal is the same as the means, this prapaththi will be pleasing for the chEthana instead of being a stressful act.

Thus, from sUthram 134 “prapaththi upAyaththukku” up to here, lack of defects in prapaththi and having good qualities are explained.

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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