SrIvachana bhUshaNam – sUthram 241

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avathArikai (Introduction)

Now, piLLai lOkAchAryar mercifully explains why these great personalities desire for inferior births, giving up the superior births.

sUthram 241

dhrushtaththil uthkarsham ahankAraththAlE; adhrushtaththil uthkarsham ahankAra rAhithyaththAlE.

Simple Explanation

In visible aspects, greatness is based on pride; in invisible aspects, greatness is based on not having such pride.

vyAkyAnam (Commentary)

dhrushtaththil …

The greatness which occurs for a person in visible benefits such as having superior birth, wealth etc, will occur due to pride which made even viSvAmithra to seek higher greatness than his current stature; the greatness which occurs in invisible benefits such as being subservient etc and having the wealth of kainkaryam (service) for a person will occur due to becoming humbler on having great desire for such aspects.

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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