SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImadh varavaramunayE nama:
Thus – by saying “the goodness one seeks for self is to be shunned” as said in sUthram 145 “nanmaithAnE thImayAyththu” (good qualities became harmful), sUthram 160 “thanakkuth thAn thEdum nanmai thImaiyOpAdhi vilakkAy irukkum” (When one seeks goodness for oneself with self efforts, that should be shunned just as evil aspects are shunned) and sUthram 176 “dhOsha nivruththithAnE dhOshamAmiRE” (praying to eliminate the body is in itself a defect), it is clear that the goodness bestowed by bhagavAn is to be pursued; in this manner, seeking goodness on one’s own to be shunned and bhagavAn bestowing goodness to be pursued is explained further through the words of a trustworthy personality.
“thannAl varum nanmai vilaippAlpOlE, avanAl varum nanmai mulaippAlpOlE” enRu piLLAn vArththai.
piLLAn’s words “Goodness acquired by one’s own efforts is like milk purchased for money, goodness acquired by bhagavAn’s grace is like mother’s milk”.
thannAl varum nanmai
The goodness one causes for the self by one’s own effort.
aupAdhikam (not natural, acquired through a reason), virasam (not tasty) and aprAptham (not apt).
avanAl varum nanmai
The goodness bestowed by bhagavAn who is nirupAdhika svAmi (natural lord) out of his own will.
nirupAdhikam (natural), sarasam (tasty) and prAptham (apt).
adiyen sarathy ramanuja dasan
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