SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 176

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avathArikai (Introduction)

When asked “In saying this [as in previous sUthram], what is the defect in eliminating the defect [body]?” piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully says “there is no need for a separate defect, this itself is a defect”.

sUthram 176

dhOsha nivruththithAnE dhOshamAmiRE.

Simple Explanation

Eliminating [or desiring to eliminate] the defect [body] is a defect in itself.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

dhOsha …

That is – just as a lusty woman would remove dirt/sweat from her body and desire to enjoy with her beloved person, jIvAthmA would try to eliminate the body which is incidental for the naturally pure AthmA and would offer to bhagavAn who is his lord, by forcing him to eliminate the body. Such act of trying to eliminate one’s body is contrary to the desire of bhagavAn who likes to enjoy the AthmA with his body, just as lusty man would like to enjoy his beloved woman along with her dirt/sweat. Hence, it is in itself a defect. What is undesirable to bhagavAn is a defect.


This implies the well-known nature of this principle which has been highlighted so far.

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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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